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Manchester United will wait for the arrival of incoming chief executive Omar Berrada before deciding on Erik ten Hag’s future at the club. Berrada, who previously worked for Manchester City, will be taking on the role at United in the summer. Co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will delegate the decision on Ten Hag to Berrada, who is currently on gardening leave at City. Although Sir Dave Brailsford, a sporting director with Ineos, has been overseeing United’s matches and conducting an audit, he will not be the one making the decision on Ten Hag’s position. Despite delays in Dan Ashworth’s arrival from Newcastle United, John Murtough remains the football director at United. Ten Hag is expected to stay with the club until the end of the season.

The race for Xabi Alonso between Liverpool and Bayern Munich could lead to the club that misses out pursuing Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi instead. The two clubs are seeking new managers in the summer, with Alonso being the top target for both. However, it is uncertain whether Alonso wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen, where he is currently in a leading position in the Bundesliga. The manager will have the final say on his next destination, based on footballing considerations rather than finances. Both Liverpool and Bayern Munich are also interested in De Zerbi, with the Italian being admired by the new sporting director at Liverpool.

Everton is facing a battle to keep 16-year-old goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks amid interest from European clubs and Premier League rivals. Lukjanciks is set to join Everton’s academy as a scholar in the summer, but Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, and Marseille are keeping an eye on him. Tottenham, Aston Villa, and Southampton are also interested in the England U17 player. Lukjanciks may consider continuing his career elsewhere despite Everton earmarking him as a future first-team goalkeeper.

Real Madrid has identified Lille centre-back Leny Yoro as their top defensive target for the summer. Lille is seeking around 60 million euros for the player, who is under contract until 2025. Yoro is also attracting interest from Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and PSG. Madrid is looking to negotiate with Lille or have Yoro continue for another season and arrive with a free transfer in 2025. Lille is trying to renew his contract to strengthen their negotiation position, while Yoro is leaning towards a move this summer rather than waiting until 2025.

In terms of Manchester United’s managerial situation, the decision on Erik ten Hag’s future will be made after the arrival of incoming chief executive Omar Berrada. Despite interest in Ten Hag from other clubs, it is expected that he will see out the season with United. The uncertainty around Xabi Alonso’s future has led both Liverpool and Bayern Munich to consider Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi as an alternative option. Everton may struggle to keep hold of young goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks, who has garnered significant attention from various clubs at home and abroad. Real Madrid is eyeing Lille’s Leny Yoro as their top defensive target for the upcoming summer transfer window. Yoro is also being pursued by other top clubs in Europe, creating a competitive market for his services.

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