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Manchester United could be close to making their fourth signing of the summer, with Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha the latest player linked.

United are in desperate need of more signings, after an absolutely abysmal start to the Premier League season has seen them hit rock bottom after just two games.

Whilst midfield remains a priority for Ten Hag, as he continues to try and bring in Frenkie de Jong, another forward is also high on his wanted list.

According to talkSPORT, the Premier League side are ‘close’ to agreeing a move for Atletico forward Cunha, with a €50 million fee expected for the 23-year-old.

Cunha played for Atletico on Monday night. Image: AlamyThe Brazilian joined Atleti for just £24 million last summer, meaning it would be a huge profit in just a year for the Spanish giants, without him scoring too many goals.

Cunha scored just six goals in 29 appearances in La Liga, and provided six assists, which isn’t ideal for a team whose only goal so far has come from Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister.

United still have Cristiano Ronaldo at the club, despite the Portugal forward being as desperate to leave Old Trafford as his current club are to bring a new forward through the doors.

Cunha can at least play in a number of roles across the forward line, either as a number nine, false nine, second striker or even on either wing.

Whilst talkSPORT claim the deal is ‘close,’ Fabrizio Romano says that the player and club have held talks but there is no agreement between the two teams.

Cunha played against Manchester City in the Champions League last season. Image: AlamyPreviously United had been linked with Cunha’s Atleti teammate Alvaro Morata, but the striker scored twice as Diego Simeone’s side as they opened their own league campaign with a 3-0 win over Getafe on Monday night.

Cunha may be their last chance of signing a forward before the transfer window closes on September 1st, lord knows how they need one.