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Erik ten hag has asked Man Utd to sign Denzel Dumfries

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has asked the club to sign Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries, Gazzetta dello Sport (today’s edition) reports.

The Red Devils are planning a mini-squad rebuild this summer, and a new defensive midfielder is reportedly the main priority.

However, there are several other positions that need to be reinforced for next season. One of those is the right-back department.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Ten Hag is considered as an admirer of Dumfries, and has ‘asked’ the club to secure his services.

A deal may not be straightforward with Chelsea also interested in him.

Our view:

Dumfries had a terrific Euro 2020 with the Netherlands on a personal level before he made the move to Inter Milan last summer.

The 26-year-old continued his fine form with the Nerazzurri last season with five goals and seven assists from 45 appearances.

All of his outings were from the right wing-back role, but he previously played his entire career from the right-back position.

Hence, he should not have any difficulties in operating from the back four, and would provide United with a much-needed upgrade.

Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to register a goal or an assist last term, and the latter has been tipped for a summer exit.

Dumfries with his attacking intent should fit in perfectly under Ten Hag, who prefers full-backs that can make regular overlapping runs.

Chelsea are also interested in landing his signature, but United may have the edge as they can assure him with a guaranteed starting spot.

For the Blues, Reece James is a regular at right wing-back. While he can also play in the back three, he fares best in the former of those roles.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Dumfries would prefer a move to United as the presence of Ten Hag could help him adapt quickly.

He could be prised away for £26 million amid Inter’s financial concerns.

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