Bologna forward, Joshua Zirkzee and Bayern Munich defender, Matthijs de Ligt, have all be given a positive nod to cross to Manchester United this summer. Accordingly, Zirkzee has a €40 million release clause in his current contract with his club while De Ligt will cost Man Untd around €50 million.

Fabrizio Romano, a football transfer expert on X official account this morning wrote: “Manchester United have green light from both Joshua Zirkzee and Matthijs de Ligt to join the club.

Romano added, “Both players have spoken to Erik ten Hag with Man United now ready to advance on the club side in the coming days.

“It’s all approved on salary/commission also for Zirkzee.”

United’s transfer business has been delayed by uncertainty around manager Erik ten Hag’s future.

The former Ajax boss has now signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.