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·13 July 2023

Man Utd ‘verbally agree’ £47m deal and Serie A star is ‘closer’ to joining Red Devils than Barcelona

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Man Utd target Sofyan Amrabat and Inter Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu.

According to reports, Man Utd have a ‘verbal agreement’ in place with Serie A giants Inter Milan over Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana.

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The Red Devils have already spent £55m to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea and now their attention has switched to acquiring a goalkeeper to replace David De Gea.

They have been linked with Diogo Costa and David Raya but Inter Milan’s Onana has emerged as their top target in that area.

Onana previously worked with Erik ten Hag during their time at Ajax and he is regarded as one of the best ball-playing goalkeepers in the world.

United have had a couple of bids rejected for Onana, but journalist Rudy Galetti is now reporting that the two clubs have ‘reached a verbal agreement’ over a transfer fee.

The Premier League giants will reportedly pay an initial £42m for Onana and an additional £5m is included in potential add-ons.

Galetti added: ‘New contacts expected in the next 24/48h to discuss the details and complete the move; the goalkeeper is ready to join Man United.’

Inter boss Simone Inzaghi confirmed on Wednesday that Onana will link up with the rest of their squad for pre-season this week but he conceded that a transfer to Man Utd is possible.

“He’s an Inter player, tomorrow (Thursday) he’ll be among the players called up for pre-season, we know the transfer window is unpredictable and that all Italian clubs have to sell before they can buy,” Inzaghi said.

“We know there’s this risk (he goes) but at the same time, I’m calm about it all because the club and the owners have reassured me that this year we’ll have a competitive Inter.”

Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat is another player who has been sporadically linked with Man Utd over the past year.

The midfielder was one of the best players at last year’s World Cup as he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals and it was claimed earlier this month that he has reached an ‘agreement’ over a move to Man Utd.

Talk over this supposed agreement has gone quiet in recent weeks, but Spanish outlet Fichajes are reporting that United ‘do not forget about Amrabat’.

United are ‘keeping an eye’ on the midfielder and it is claimed that he is ‘closer’ to joining the Premier League side rather than Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.

Man Utd’s interest in Amrabat has ‘intensified’ and they ‘do not rule out acting in the coming days’.

Fiorentina are said to want around £25m for their talented midfielder and they will ‘evaluate the options before making a final decision’.

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