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Another Man Utd target bites the dust as Fabrizio Romano confirms Tyrell Malacia is Lyon bound

Tyrell Malacia on the ball

Manchester United look set to miss out on another summer transfer target, with Fabrizio Romano claiming that Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia is on the verge of a move to Lyon.

Transfer insider Romano confirmed Premier League interest in the 22-year-old, with United boss Erik ten Hag a known admirer of the player’s talents. However, Malacia has decided to join up with Dutch coach Peter Bosz at Lyon instead.

The young defender is expected to fetch a fee of around £12.9million, which would have been a bargain for United.

On the face of it, Malacia appears to be another missed opportunity for United in a difficult window so far.

The start of pre-season training is a matter of weeks away and the Red Devils are yet to sign anyone.

That is despite concrete interest in the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Jurrien Timber, David Raum and Antony, to name a few.

While United are keeping calm about their lack of activity, pundits and fans are certainly having their say.

Indeed Gary Neville has been particularly scathing of his old club’s recruitment policy.

Murtough working around the clock

Red Devils director of football, John Murtough, is said to be working tirelessly on adding to Ten Hag’s squad. However, it remains a struggle – especially with Champions League football on offer.

Ten Hag himself has yet to comment on the situation. However, he is unlikely to keep his silence for long, as he watches rivals snap up top talent literally by the day.

United watched on as Liverpool swooped for Darwin Nunez and Manchester City snapped up Erling Haaland.

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