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Good morning Man Utd fans

Manchester United officials have consulted new boss Erik ten Hag about the possibility of signing Villarreal’s Pau Torres, according to reports.

The Spanish international has been a long-term target for the Red Devils.

Torres could even take his No4 shirt, should Phil Jones leave the club.

United are prepared to listen to offers for three defenders as Ten Hag begins work on his back line.

Reports claim that the Red Devils will part with Jones, Eric Bailly and Alex Tuanzebe if they receive suitable offers.

Man Utd bosses have drawn up a shortlist of goalkeepers to potentially bring in as back-up for David de Gea.

The Red Devils require a new reserve stopper after Lee Grant announced his retirement from playing yesterday while current number two, Dean Henderson, is expected to move on.

Reports say that both Newcastle’s Karl Darlow and Watford’s Daniel Bachmann are currently being considered.

A return to Old Trafford for Sam Johnstone had been on the agenda, but the England goalkeeper now looks destined to join Crystal Palace.