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Dan Ashworth eyeing Chelsea recruitment analyst Kyle Macaulay as his first Manchester United addition

Dan Ashworth wants to recruit Chelsea chief recruitment analyst Kyle Macaulay when he becomes the sporting director at Manchester United, according to the Sun.

The Red Devils are keen to bring the Newcastle United sporting director to Old Trafford ahead of the summer transfer window, and the former Brighton & Hove Albion technical director is eyeing a reunion with Macaulay.

The duo worked together with the Seagulls when the Chelsea recruitment analyst was with Graham Potter before moving with him to Stamford Bridge.

Macaulay remained with the Blues after Potter was sacked but could soon be on his way to Man United as Ashworth admires his talents.

The former Brighton scout was the head of player recruitment at Swansea City under the former Chelsea manager, and his experience will come in handy at the Old Trafford club.

Ashworth plans to assemble a new support team capable of getting the job done at Man United once he takes the reins, and he believes Macaulay fits the bill.

The 37-year-old played a key role as Ashworth and Potter made some brilliant signings at Brighton, and the Red Devils can count on him as their new co-owner plans to make them a force to be reckoned with again.

Ashworth has been tasked by Sir Jim Ratcliffe with overhauling the current recruitment strategy at Man United, but Newcastle will demand sizeable compensation to let go of their director.

Both clubs are expected to reach an agreement very soon, and the former West Bromwich Albion technical director is already preparing for life at United.

Man United are set to undergo a major squad overhaul this summer, and Ashworth will be desperate to help make a huge difference and get them firing on all cylinders.