Lisandro Martínez flies in to complete £42m Manchester United move

Lisandro Martínez flew to Manchester on Friday to seal a €50m (£42m) move to Manchester United from Ajax, with the defender expected to complete his medical plus contractual and visa paperwork smoothly.

If the deal goes through the 24-year-old will become Erik ten Hag’s third signing of the summer, joining Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen, the latter having been announced as a free acquisition on Friday.

Ten Hag is still intent on landing Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong but negotiations have stalled due to the Catalan club owing the playmaker about £17m in deferred wages.

Even if De Jong has not arrived by the start of the season on 7 August United will continue to pursue him but are prepared to walk away should the wage issue prove insurmountable.