Man Utd will 'do everything' to give Ten Hag competitive budget at Old Trafford

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag on the touchline

Manchester United have handed Erik ten Hag a ‘competitive’ transfer budget as he looks to bolster the squad he has inherited at Old Trafford, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.

Ten Hag opted to leave Eredivisie giants Ajax in order to take over as the Red Devils’ boss at the conclusion of last season, but he has been left frustrated in the early stages of the summer window.

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According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are close to completing a move for Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia and his arrival could be finalised in the coming days.

The report suggests positive talks have also been held with Ajax over defender Lisandro Martinez, who ten Hag selected on 120 occasions during his stint in Amsterdam.

Another Ajax star ten Hag is keen to be reunited with is Antony, but the reigning Eredivisie champions have slapped a £69million price tag on the winger to deter suitors.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Manchester United are closing in on reaching an agreement which will see Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong head to Old Trafford.

Another addition could prove to be Christian Eriksen after the Red Devils made a verbal offer following the expiry of his Brentford contract.

What has Jacque Talbot said about the situation?

Talbot believes Manchester United are willing to allow ten Hag to splash the cash on reinforcements.

The journalist feels the Dutchman could get creative by negotiating deals which will not see the Red Devils pay the full fee upfront.

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Talbot told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they’ll do everything to appease their manager. I’ve been told they have given a budget which is representative and competitive with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.

“I know these players like de Jong could cost €80million, but we have to be aware that there’s always room for negotiation in how that is paid – whether it’s a flat fee straightaway or if it’s in instalments.

“If it is in instalments, it does give them a lot more wriggle room. Plus, you’ve got to look at the wage bill and the likes of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard leaving frees up a lot of space, so they have big room for manoeuvre.”

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While Dean Henderson has joined newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the upcoming season, parting with other fringe players permanently could increase ten Hag’s budget.

Brandon Williams has been deemed surplus to requirements and Manchester United are willing to sanction his exit for £10million.

Andreas Pereira is another outcast who could be on the move, with Fulham and Crystal Palace interested in striking an £11million deal, but the midfielder would prefer to turn his loan with Flamengo into a permanent switch.

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