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Manchester United's Related Transfer

Manchester United have made contact with Barcelona over their 31-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. (Sport – in Spanish)

United will have to twice break their transfer record for a defender if they are to sign England duo Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, from Crystal Palace and Harry Maguire, 26, from Leicester for a combined total of £130m. (Standard)

United are interested in signing Norwich City’s English defender Max Aarons, 19, if their move for Wan-Bissaka is unsuccessful. (Sky Sports) Ajax’s Mathias De Ligt’s advisors have told him to go to a team such as Manchester United where he is guaranteed starts, before moving to Barcelona later in his career. (Sport)

Real Madrid will do everything they can to sign Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, as he is Zinedine Zidane’s first choice. (Marca)

Manchester United are considering making Spain keeper David de Gea, whose deal with them expires next summer, a new contract offer to break the deadlock with the 28-year-old. (Telegraph)

United will look to Ajax’s Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23, if De Gea leaves this summer. (Independent)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will remain in charge of transfers at the club as no sporting or technical director is expected to be appointed by the Old Trafford club this summer. (Mail)