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Manchester United set to make second bid for Andre Onana closer to Inter’s valuation



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Manchester United are set to make an improved bid for Andre Onana after seeing their first offer of £34 million plus an additional £5 million in add-ons rejected.

The Red Devils are looking to replace David de Gea, who’s contract at Old Trafford expired last week, and Onana is the number one choice.

Onana, 27, has previously worked with manager Erik ten Hag when the pair were at Ajax together. Various reports state that he is keen on a reunion with his former boss but United will have to agree on a fee with Inter Milan firstly.

The first major step came in the last days where United finally submitted their opening bid for the goalkeeper – it was reported to be a full package of £41 million but the Serie A team rejected the proposal shortly afterwards.

Now, latest developments coming from Sky Sky Italia reporter Daniele Mari, who was one of the first to report on the opening bid, has stated that sources close to United claim that the English club will make a new bid worth £44 million for Onana in the next few days.

It was also mentioned that Inter continue to ask for £51 million for now, but the reporter added, “let’s see if that will be enough,” in relation to United’s incoming second bid.

This comes shortly after The Athletic reported that there is an expectation that a compromise can be struck in the middle of United’s first bid and Inter’s valuation of the player they signed last summer.

Should Onana make a move to the Theatre of Dreams, he would become the second signing of the summer after United secured Mason Mount’s signature on Wednesday.

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The former Chelsea midfielder stated that he “can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies,” and has been gifted the iconic number seven shirt number at the club.