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Red Devils in pole position to sign De Ligt

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Manchester United are interested in Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, with the Netherlands international unhappy with his role at the German champions. (Sun)

Arsenal also hold an interest in De Ligt but United are currently in pole position. (Football Transfers)

Two Bayer Leverkusen defenders are also being watched by Manchester United, with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag keen on Netherlands right-back Jeremie Frimpong, 23, and Burkino Faso centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, 25. (Manchester Evening News)

Ten Hag has also personally requested the signing of Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Finally, Kobbie Mainoo will accept any call-up by England but is planning to keep his international future open with the 18-year-old also able to represent Ghana. (Mail)

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