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Three world-class free agents Manchester United could complete their signing after board tell Erik ten Hag to ‘search for bargains

Erik ten Hag may be forced to scourt the market for free transfers this summer, despite calls from Ralf Rangnick to bring in up to 10 new faces.

Red Devils fans will hope for a significant overhaul after a dismal season, but reports indicate that Ten Hag won’t have the budget to splash out. Below are the three players Manchester United could possibly sign during the transfer window.

Ousmane Dembele

The electrifying French winger’s contract negotiations and Barcelona are likely to part ways at the end of the season, and the transfer window is very close, just weeks away from swinging open with nothing yet set in stone.

There are lots of options in Barca and Xavi is already blessed with talented wingers such as Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, which could signal to Dembele that his future would be best-served elsewhere.

A dismal injury record would be a turn-off for any interested party, but the Frenchman has put up great numbers this season with 11 assists in 19 games. United could be on the hunt for a winger of his calibre too, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both reportedly considering their options.

Paulo Dybala

A long-running contract dispute with Juventus is set to come to an end this summer after seven years with the club. Manchester United were interested in Paulo Dybala in 2015 when he was at Palermo, and this could be the perfect chance to finally get their hands on the Argentine forward.

Dybala’s arrival would come with the obvious benefit of pairing Cristiano Ronaldo with a familiar face if the Portuguese sticks around beyond this season.

The duo spent three years together at Juve and could be reunited at Old Trafford if Ten Hag and co pull the trigger.

Boubacar Kamara

United will certainly want to improve their defensive midfield as soon as possible. Rangnick, who is regarded as a transfer market expert, is said to have recommended the Marseille man in January before the Red Devils decided to keep the money.

With the Frenchman’s contract set to expire, it wouldn’t make much money if Ten Hag is as enthusiastic about Kamara as his predecessor was. It’s not often that a chance to sign a highly-rated 22-year-old for free presents itself.

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