Transfer Talk: Man Utd plot £200m splurge on Jude and De Jong
Manchester United are planning an audacious double swoop for Jude Bellingham and Frenkie de Jong.
Erik ten Hag has been determined to revamp his midfield since taking over and landed Casemiro late in the window after failing to persuade De Jong to leave Barcelona.
Now, The Sun claim United are prepared to spend almost £200million to bring the Netherlands star to Manchester alongside England ace Bellingham next summer.
De Jong has become a key player under Xavi despite Barcelona's attempts to cash in but doubts remain over his long-term future in Catalonia.
The playmaker, 25, thrived under Ten Hag at Ajax but is likely to demand Champions League football.
There is set to be a scramble for Bellingham's signature next summer thanks to the Borussia Dortmund midfielder's superb World Cup performances with the Three Lions.
Liverpool are believed to be in pole position to sign the 19-year-old but Manchester City and several European giants are also keeping tabs on his situation.
United's immediate priority is to strengthen up front with Cody Gakpo and Antoine Griezmann among the forwards linked with January moves to Old Trafford.
In other news
West Ham, Leeds and Leicester target Azzedine Ounahi is set to leave Angers in January, according to the French club's president.
Chelsea will launch a move for Croatia star Josko Gvardiol in January in an attempt to derail Real Madrid's pursuit, claim The Mirror.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Liverpool and Everton have joined the race for teenage Birmingham midfielder George Hall.