Sources: Man Utd to shatter records with monumental Ten Hag signing as Boehly cooks Chelsea chances after serious financial blunder

Erik ten Hag, Man Utd manager, during pre-season friendly - Manchester United v Rayo Vallecano - Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag

Manchester United are in the driving seat to seal what will likely prove the biggest transfer in Premier League history this summer with Chelsea likely to withdraw from the race, TEAMtalk understands.

The Red Devils are through to the FA Cup final and in with a great chance of a second trophy under Erik ten Hag. More importantly, the club are also in line to book a place in next season’s Champions League through a top-four Premier League finish.

That represents great progress for United in Ten Hag’s first season in charge. However, even better could be about to come with Ten Hag now planning the next phase of his rebuilding programme.

And the United manager wants at least three marquee signings this summer to elevate his side on to the next level.

Top of his list of targets are a new central striker, while the United manager also wants a new right-back too. Harry Maguire’s recent struggles have highlighted his wish to also sign a new centre-half. And in an ideal world, the club also want to sign a new midfielder too.

However, Ten Hag understands that he will need to offload several players first to ensure the club fall in line with FFP limitations.

Now it seems that Manchester United are set to shatter four transfer records in one fell swoop this summer.

That’s after we learned the club are emerging as favourites to land in-demand Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.

And with Ten Hag setting his sights on the Napoli man, it blockbuster deal in the region of £133m is in their sights.

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Man Utd pushing hard to sign Victor Osimhen

That fee will represent not only a United record, it will also top the British transfer deal too. Simultaneously, it will easily become Napoli’s highest-ever sale, while will also set an Italy record too.

Osimhen figures high up United’s wanted list following his goalscoring exploits for Napoli in Serie A and Champions League this season.

The Nigerian has scored 26 goals in 31 matches to spearhead their bid for the Serie A title. In the process, he has established himself as one of Europe’s most eye-catching attackers.

Napoli are aware of the growing interest in Osimhen and are demanding a huge fee in excess of £100m in a bid to scare off the forward’s suitors. That fee will likely reach as high as £133m once add-ons are factored in.

United are also considering a move for Tottenham star Harry Kane. To that end, one observer reckons the England captain will definitely leave the club this summer.

However, Ten Hag views 24-year-old Osimhen as a better long-term option with Kane due to turn 30 later this summer. And amid Spurs’ refusal to sell Kane to a Premier League rival, United are well aware that doing a deal will prove difficult.

Boehly misstep likely to end their interest in Osimhen

Chelsea are also keen on signing Osimhen this summer as they look to solve their goalscoring issues.

However, due to their financial situation because of FFP regulations and the already-bloated squad at Stamford Bridge they would struggle to finance a deal for the African ace.

As a result, we understand Chelsea are likely to drop out of the race for Osimhen.

That will leave United as the clear suitors for his signature, though PSG are also keen.

However, Osimhen has never hidden his desire to move to the Premier League. And we understand that United are ready to offer the powerful forward that opportunity as they look to build a side capable of challenging for the biggest honours again under Ten Hag.

Speaking last month, Osimhen admitted that playing in the Premier League was an ambition of his.

“I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day. But, like I said, it’s a process. I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well,” he said.

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