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Final fee revealed as Man Utd get here we go for Andre Onana signing and Fabrizio Romano also drops identity of next Ten Hag target

Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta and Andre Onana of Inter Milan are top Man Utd transfer targets

Rasmus Hojlund and Andre Onana are top Man Utd transfer targets

Andre Onana will travel to England on Monday in order to finalise his transfer to Manchester United after the Red Devils finally settled on a fee with Inter Milan – and Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the club are already working on signing No 3.

United boss Erik ten Hag has been in the market for a new goalkeeper after the club’s decision to part ways with David De Gea. The long-serving Spaniard leaves Old Trafford as a free agent after 12 seasons of sterling service.

Ultimately, though, Ten Hag wants to sign a modern keeper, who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and not just blessed with short-saving abilities. To that end, the likes of Jordan Pickford, Alisson Becker, Ederson and David Raya are among the best around in the Premier League.

As a result, Ten Hag has quickly decided on Onana as his No 1 option to fill the void. However, striking a deal with Inter Milan has proved far from easy.

And while the Champions League finalists have not blocked Onana’s move, they have stuck pretty rigidly to their valuation. To that end, United’s opening €40m (£34.4m) offer for the Cameroon international was quickly waved away.

Nonetheless, negotiations have continued and on Sunday it was revealed that United were now just €2m – €3m away from agreeing a fee for Onana.

Following further talks between the sides, there is now thought to be an agreement over the fee.

And according to Romano, United have agreed to pay Inter an initial €50m with a further €5m in bonuses. At an initial £42.9m (£47.1m after add-ons), Onana will become the third most costly goalkeeper of all time.

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Onana travels for medical ahead of Man Utd move

Onana will inherit the No 1 jersey at United vacated by De Gea upon completion of his move.

He will travel over to the UK on Monday for a medical and to discuss personal terms. Per David Ornstein, however, they are not expected to be an issue with Onana signing a deal to 2028 at Old Trafford.

United could announce his signing later on Monday if all goes well. Failing that, then a Tuesday announcement looks to be on the cards. The club are already in the process of applying for a visa for the keeper, allowing him to attend their US tour.

And if all goes to plan, Onana could debut for United in their pre-season friendly against Arsenal on Saturday in the MetLife Stadium, in New Jersey.

Inter, for their part, had decided the sale of Onana was great business. Having acquired him as a free agent last summer, they will make a 100% profit, with the funds helping to ease their financial issues.

They are close to sign Juan Cuadrado on a free after leaving Juventus. And they also plan to sign two goalkeepers too, with both Anatoliy Trubin and Yann Sommer hopefully set to arrive.

United turn to Rasmus Hojlund signing next

With Onana all-but done, United will now turn their focus to the signing of a new striker.

And according to Romano, the club will ramp up their efforts to strike a deal for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund next.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano revealed just how close a deal is for the young Dane.

“For Man Utd, after Onana, now the focus will turn to a new striker. But, as I told you before, Man Utd never yet made an official bid.

“They want to complete everything on player side and then to attack the situation with Atalanta. With official bids, they have had some exchanges with Atalanta where they have tried to offer some players as part of the deal.

“But Atalanta say ‘only money’. And something around €70m (£60m). This is the realistic fee, but let’s see what Man Utd do with their opening bid.

“Atalanta have made it clear they do not want any players from United; they want real, big, money…

“United are ready to have a direct conversation with the player. Then, they will make a bid at the right moment. So Hojlund and Manchester United is absolutely on as a deal.”

Should Atalanta hold out for their £60m fee for Hojlund, it will take United’s summer spending through the £162m barrier. As a result, the club will then focus on player sales before considering a fourth addition of the summer. To that end, they have a new defender and another midfielder also on their wishlist.

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