Manchester United: Deal close for Tyrell Malacia as Lisandro Martinez talks continue while Fulham target Eric Bailly | Football News


Manchester United are close to completing a move for Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia.

United are in the process of agreeing personal terms and Malacia could have a medical as early as the weekend – with the club confident of finalising the move in the coming days.

A package worth around an initial £13m, with a further £1.7m in add-ons and a potential sell-on clause was agreed with Feyenoord for the left-back earlier this week.

United accelerated their interest in Malacia in an attempt to beat Lyon to a deal and the Dutch club recently confirmed a fee had been agreed.

Malacia fits the profile of player the Dutchman wants at Old Trafford and he shares an agency – HCM Sports Management – with Frenkie de Jong; the club’s premier target this summer. The same agency also represents Donny van de Beek and Victor Lindelof.

Utd hopeful of Ajax deal for Martinez

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez (left)
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United are hopeful they can agree a price with Ajax for Lisandro Martinez (left)

Manchester United, meanwhile, continue positive talks with Ajax over the signing of defender Lisandro Martinez.

United are hopeful they can come to an agreement over a price.

It is thought Martinez would be keen on a move to Old Trafford to once again work with Erik ten Hag.

Arsenal are also very interested in Martinez and were expected to bid for him.

Fulham target Utd defender Bailly

Manchester United's Eric Bailly during their Champions League group game against Atalanta on November 2 2021
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Eric Bailly has emerged as a target for Fulham

Fulham want to sign Eric Bailly and have approached United about the defender’s availability.

The newly-promoted side want a season-long loan with the option to buy.

Sky Sports News has been told Manchester United are open to doing business on Bailly, but would prefer a sale – or at least a loan with an obligation to buy.

The 28-year-old signed a contract extension last year and is due to remain at the club until 2024.

Sky Sports News understands that prior to signing the extension, Bailly feared that the club were offering him a new contract in order to secure a larger transfer fee in the event of his departure.

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