Another forward option is Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, who appears unlikely to sign renewed terms at the Camp Nou. The 24-year-old has been loosely linked with United in recent years.
This season, United have looked desperately light in midfield. They could resolve that by a coup for Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, who will also be a free agent come July.
The 22-year-old has been linked with United, Chelsea and Newcastle over the last year. He can play in a defensive midfield role or at center-back, and Ten Hag would benefit from his versatility.
Some more speculative freebies include Franck Kessie, who seems set to join Barcelona from AC Milan, and Kylian Mbappe, for whom current club Paris Saint-German remain in a tense contract tussle with Real Madrid.