Man United move closer to Dan Ashworth deal

Man United are closing in on the appointment of Dan Ashworth and are still hoping to secure his arrival this summer. sources told Football Insider.

The Red Devils could see a breakthrough in negotiations with Newcastle United in the near future as they prepare to appoint Crystal Palace transfer chief Dougie Freedman as his replacement.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (May 13) that official news of the 49-year-old’s arrival from Newcastle could arrive shortly after the end of the 2023-24 campaign, which is within days.

The deal will pave the way for Ashworth, who was placed on gardening leave in February, to complete his move to Man United under the new INEOS regime.

The two clubs have been in dispute over compensation since agreeing terms with United – and it was widely reported that Newcastle were demanding up to £20 million.

Man United still want Ashworth in place this summer as negotiations continue

But the Magpies are expected to relent in negotiations and agree to a lower fee for the transfer guru.

Ashworth’s contract at St James’ Park is expected to last until June 2026.

Man United are keen to have him in place for the summer transfer window as they prepare a radical squad overhaul in the off-season.

Football Insider revealed on Saturday (May 11) that manager Erik ten Hag is set to be sacked at the end of the season after a disastrous 2023-24 campaign.

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The Red Devils sit eighth in the Premier League and were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage.

Ten Hag has the opportunity to win the second trophy of his reign when United face rivals Man City in the FA Cup final on May 25.

In other news, Harry Kane transfer update appears at Man United.

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