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Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Man United transfer plan revealed with two key targets identified



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s transfer plan for Manchester United has been revealed as he targets two players for Erik ten Hag.

Erik ten Hag is said to be searching for four players to add quality and depth to his current squad as Manchester United look to continue their rebuild with Sir Jim Ratcliffe coming into the fray.

Ratcliffe is expecting to have his 25% stake in Manchester United ratified in the coming weeks as he takes over full sporting control of the club, including helping dictate the future transfer strategy.

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According to The Mail, Ratcliffe is set to instruct a new recruitment team to prioritise bringing homegrown, British talent to Old Trafford. Ratcliffe is said to be keen to see more of a domestic presence at the club – particularly within the core of the team.

The fact that prospective signings have previously experienced the tough rigour of Premier League football is viewed by INEOS as a key reason why bringing in homegrown players would be beneficial to the club.

One of these players is identified as Brentford striker Ivan Toney. United are currently among the clubs closely monitoring the striker with the next two windows in mind, with the player expected to leave in the summer. But, previous reports have stated that United would likely face competition for the striker, with Chelsea and Arsenal keen.

There is also an eye on Crystal Palace and former Chelsea centre-back Marc Guehi, who is set to break into the England squad over the coming months ahead of Euro 2024.

United are interested, but he is unlikely to be available until the summer and will cost a minimum of £60 million – a steep price for United, who are not currently flushed with cash to spend.