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Ex-Man United player holding up deal for new goalkeeper Andre Onana



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Manchester United are on the verge of signing Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana to replace the departed David de Gea.

Erik ten Hag worked with the shot-stopper during his successful stint at Ajax and is keen for him to become his new no.1 at Old Trafford.

The plan is to have Onana in the building in time for United’s pre-season tour of the United States, where they will face Arsenal, Wrexham, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

Developments were made over the last days, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming that a verbal offer worth £34 million plus £3.4 million in add-ons was made and the details of the add-ons is the final hurdle.

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On another front, Inter Milan have recently pulled out of a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea according to multiple reports.

Alfredo Pedulla, who has been at the forefront of the Onan deal, has stated that the situation involving Lukaku has briefly diverted attention away from the sale of the goalkeeper. It was added that Inter still want to give a green light by Sunday.

Lukaku was a player at Old Trafford between 2017 and 2019. He scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club.

His spell with The Reds was not especially successful and after missing several chances in the Champions League final last month against Manchester City, United fans will be hoping that his situation does not impact Onana coming on the US pre-season tour.

United have already faced Leeds United in their opening friendly fixture and came out 2-0 victors courtesy of goals from Noam Emeran and Joe Hugill.

Their next test comes on Wednesday as they encounter Lyon in Scotland as many young players look to book their place on the plane to the US with impressive performances.

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Following the US tour, there are two remaining games for The Reds before the Premier League campaign begins. Games against RC Lens and Athletic Club will be the final two practice games before Ten Hag’s side are back in competitive action.