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Manchester United round-up: £40million deal agreed; leading the chase for right-back; goalkeeper extends contract

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In huge news for Manchester United, The Sun say that the club have agreed a £40 million deal with Inter Milan for the transfer of winger Ivan Perisic. The 28-year-old could now join up with the Red Devils squad in the coming days as the club look to tie up the deal.

The Croatian international has been linked with the club throughout the summer as United have tried to bring Perisic to Old Trafford and it now seems that their negotiations have been successful. Now, Jose Mourinho will have to put his mind to how he will deploy the wide man in his team.

Another addition could follow at right-back, as French newspaper L’Equipe say that the Red Devils are leading the race for Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier. Reports suggest that Aurier is available for as little as €20 million-25 million (£17.5 million-£22 million) and is attracting attention from the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City.

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Aurier has had plenty of off the field incidents but remains a respected full-back at one of Europe’s biggest clubs. Given the form of Antonio Valencia and presence of Matteo Darmian, it seems unlikely that he would be a priority this summer but he could be an option for the club to consider.

One player who is set to stay at the club is goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who put pen to paper on a new four year contract on Sunday. The Argentine international told MUTV that he is delighted to have extended his stay at the club, as he said:

“I am very happy because when I started with the club, I quickly realised it is fantastic and it is the biggest club in the world. I am really happy to prolong my career here… My expectation for this year is to continue in this direction for helping the group. The manager has given me a lot of confidence and for me it is very good. It would be very nice to stay at Manchester United for a long time.”

Romero was crucial as he played for the club in the Europa League last season, with his performances helping his team to win their first European trophy since their Champions League win in 2008.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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