Man United transfer theory emerges as Erik ten Hag faced with compromise over two moves

Aaron Anselmino of Boca Juniors celebrates
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Manchester United could be set for a busy summer as co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks to get his first signing at Old Trafford secured.

United are looking to sign two new centre-backs this summer with a bid submitted for Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite. United's first offer for the Toffees centre-back was rejected and although a second offer is in the works, it is reportedly unlikely to come close to Everton's £70million valuation.

Another player United are said to be interested in is Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee with talks said to have taken place for the Dutch international. Below are the latest media reports about United as well as a view on each one...

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Defender 'proposal'

Argentine sports channel TyC Sports are claiming that Boca Juniors believe that there is a 'concrete chance' United will 'submit a proposal' for centre-back Aaron Anselmino in the coming days. It is said that they have already made a £14m bid which is being considered by Boca.

MEN Sport's Isaac Seelochan says: With United looking to sign two new centre-backs this summer, it is unlikely that they will be spending big on both. Perhaps a big-money move for Branthwaite and a deal for a cheaper centre-back is the likelier option.

Of course, there are lots of pressing matters for United to deal with in this window and they won't want to spend too much money on defenders. But aged 19, Anselmino is a promising talent and is the type of player that United's new transfer strategy should be built around.

Wan-Bissaka 'agreement reached'

Turkish media site Fanatik are claiming that Aaron Wan-Bissaka has reached an agreement with Galatasaray. The full-back has just 12 months left on his contract at United with the Red Devils said to value him at around £15m.

MEN Sport's Isaac Seelochan says: Wan-Bissaka has never been a consistent performer at Old Trafford. At his best, he is a nightmare for opposition attackers to get past but those days are becoming far less frequent.

With a year left on his current deal, it appears extremely unlikely that United will get anywhere near the reported £15m they want for him. United will have to compromise if they want to get his wages off their books.