MANCHESTER UNITED wants to sign Jude Bellingham AND Frenkie de Jong in the summer, according to reports.
The Red Devils aren’t planning a major team overhaul in January, with Erik ten Hag set to wait until the end of the season.
But then he’ll be looking to bring in exciting talent, and ESPN understands that de Jong and Bellingham are at the top of his wish list.
Man Utd have been linked with De Jong throughout the summer, with Ten Hag keen to reunite with the Dutch international he brought in at Ajax.
But the deal never materialized and he ended up staying at Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Bellingham has signed with Borussia Dortmund for one more season but is set to leave in the summer.
The 19-year-old is one of the highest rated teenagers in world football.
As a result, he has attracted interest from Europe’s biggest clubs, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid all believed to be interested in acquiring his services.
However, Man Utd are hopeful that they can beat all the competition and bring him to Old Trafford.
Bellingham has been excellent since joining Dortmund and showcased that world-class talent on the international stage for England in their 3-3 draw with Germany on Monday.
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United manager Ten Hag will believe De Jong and Bellingham can help bring the team closer to the desired style of play.
The Red Devils boss lost his first two games in charge against Brighton and Brentford.
He then switched to a more pragmatic approach and enjoyed a run of four consecutive Premier League wins.
But the Dutchman will remain keen to move towards a possession-based style in future, with Bellingham and De Jong the type of midfielders who can thrive in such a system.