Embattled Eriksen standing between Man Utd and Brentford
Christian Eriksen is understood to be deciding between whether to join Manchester United or stay at Brentford, with United’s offer for the 30-year-old midfielder thought to be more financially lucrative.
United also remain in talks with Barcelona over the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The two clubs remain apart in their valuations, but United are still hopeful they can strike a deal and there is growing belief the player wants to reunite with Erik ten Hag, with whom he worked at Ajax.
United insists they will not overpay and have other targets. The feeling is that if United rushed into a deal, they would be playing into Barcelona’s hands with regard to the fee.
Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez – who was a regular under Ten Hag last season – is a player United are also looking at. While centre-back is not currently a priority position, United are doing due diligence in that area ahead of potential departures.
The club also remain interested in Ajax winger Antony, who is another player Ten Hag knows and trusts.
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Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to stay at United this summer and will report back for pre-season training at the beginning of July, despite reports he is ready to quit the club.
Portuguese sports daily Record claim Ronaldo wants to leave after only one season back at Old Trafford as he fears Ten Hag does not have the right tools to compete for titles, while he is also said to be frustrated with the club’s transfer window so far.
However, it is understood the 37-year-old is expected to return for pre-season preparations once back from his summer holidays, which will be slightly extended due to his involvement with Portugal in their three opening Nations League fixtures in June.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is prepared to fight for his place next season but is at the stage of his career where he wants regular first-team football.
A number of Premier League clubs are interested, but there have been no official bids tabled.
United would consider suitable offers but all parties are relaxed about the situation as he has two years left on his contract. The club hold an option for a further year.