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Man Utd have already decided next move after double transfer breakthrough

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Manchester United have gone Double Dutch after having bids accepted for midfielder Frenkie De Jong and left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Holland duo De Jong and Malacia are poised to join new boss Erik ten Hag’s Old Trafford rebuild after United agreed deals for both players. After protracted negotiations with Barcelona, United have agreed an initial fee of £56million for De Jong, rising to a potential £70m with add-ons.

United are also closing in on the signing of Feyenoord left-back Malacia, after out-bidding French side Lyon with a bid of £13m, rising to £15m with add-ons. Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen confirmed United’s bid had been accepted.

“The agreement with Manchester United is there,” he said. “We are now waiting for Tyrell. If he says yes, then a transfer to United is imminent.”

After weeks of talks, a breakthrough was finally reached in United’s long-running pursuit of De Jong, who is set to become ten Hag’s first signing.

Personal terms will be a formality with De Jong, who will earn around £250,000-a-week at United, on what is expected to be a five-year deal.

Those add-ons have yet to be finalised by the two clubs, but with an initial fee agreed, the deal is likely to be concluded in the coming days.

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