Sky Sports: Manchester United line up Portuguese duo as Frenkie de Jong alternatives – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong is at present in its thirteenth week and because it stands, there’s little to counsel {that a} breakthrough could possibly be arrived at in time for United’s opening match towards Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

The Crimson Devils have been chasing the signature of the Blaugrana midfielder for the higher half of the present window.

Whereas a charge and a cost construction have been agreed upon between Barcelona and United, a difficulty over the participant’s deferred wages that he’s owed by the membership has made it practically inconceivable for a deal to recover from the road.

There are a lot of inside the fanbase who’ve recommended that the membership hierarchy ought to transfer on from the Netherlands worldwide, with the season beginning in just below every week.

Sky Sports activities journalist Melissa Reddy has supplied recent updates on the De Jong saga and doable options rather than the 25-year-old.

One of many names identified by Reddy is Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder, Ruben Neves.

The Portuguese midfielder has been linked with a swap to Outdated Trafford previously and is reportedly on Ten Hag’s record of De Jong options.

“We all know Frenkie de Jong has been Manchester United’s precedence goal, however with the deal dragging on, options will come into play,” Reddy mentioned.

“One of many names we all know they’ve checked out and have been thinking about is Ruben Neves of Wolves.”

On the Crimson Devils’ curiosity in Neves, the reporter mentioned: “There’s a long-standing curiosity from Manchester United due to his stylistic profile, unbelievable passing vary, a menace by way of goalscoring and he controls the tempo very well – all of the stuff you need in an anchor in a progressive facet.”

Wolves are mentioned to worth the Portugal worldwide at upwards of £60m.

“They [Wolves] wouldn’t wish to lose him essentially, however Manchester United have to start out contemplating the actual fact the longer the De Jong saga drags on with no decision between him and Barcelona, what else could be carried out?”

One other identify that has come to the fore as a possible candidate rather than De Jong is Renato Sanches, Reddy says.

“The opposite identify loosely floated has been Renato Sanches, who can play as an anchor, however is best when used as a box-to-box midfielder.”

“I wouldn’t put an excessive amount of inventory into that identify but.”