Manchester United are looking at alternatives to Frenkie de Jong as they try to find a replacement for him.

Ruben Neves has scored 24 times for Wolves and United have been interested in him for a long time.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage said in April that the club had put a price tag on Neves.

Lage said that they have a special player with them.

He is doing very well. The way he plays and the way we play puts our team on a different level.

  • Transfer Centre LIVE! | Paper Talk
  • Done deals | Premier League ins and outs

The best thing to do when you have a player is to improve his salary. But who knows, if you have a top player like him in that position, that can defend and attack, and is a top professional and a great man, the big teams are there with a lot of money to spend.

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Ruben Neves celebrates scoring their side's fourth goal of the game
Wolves manager Bruno Lage says 'big teams' will pay up to £100 million for a player like Ruben Neves.

The club has spent a lot of time in the transfer window trying to sign De Jong.

Since joining from Porto, Neves has been at Wolves.

Where will Man Utd turn if they don't sign De Jong?

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he will do his best to keep Frenkie de Jong at the club amid his ongoing transfer saga with Manchester United.

Sky sports news reporter.

With the deal dragging on, alternatives will come into play and one of the names they have looked at and have been interested in is Ruben Neves of Wolves."

There is a long-standing interest from the Old United club because of his style of play, his threat in terms of goal scoring, and the fact that he controls the pace really well.

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Frenkie De Jong
The Transfer Show panel have the latest news on Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

He is valued by Wolves at upwards of $60m. Even though they wouldn't want to lose him, United have to start considering the fact that there's no resolution between him and Barcelona.

"From United's point of view, they're quite confident that the player wants to join them, and they're also quite confident that the agreement with Barcelona will work out."

Sanches can play as an anchor, but is better when used as a box-to-boxMidfielder. I don't know much about that name.

Could August 13 be decisive date in Man Utd's De Jong pursuit?

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Ruben Neves celebrates scoring their side's fourth goal of the game
The Transfer Show updates us on Manchester United's transfer targets including Frenkie de Jong, Ruben Neves and Ronaldo's possible exit.

Sky sports reporter.

I'm certain that Manchester United have set themselves a deadline and that Frenkie de Jong is still their No 1 choice.

The transfer window is open until September 1 and the team is going to play under the direction of the new coach." They are going to do all they can to get him to sign.

"Privately, this deadline has not arrived yet because United must be getting some kind of encouragement from the De Dutch side or from Barcelona to suggest that this deal can still be done."

"That's not to say they aren't looking at alternatives like Ruben Neves and Renato Sanches." If the situation doesn't change in the way they want it to, they will keep those alternatives warm.

I don't know if we'll have a better idea on August 13 Joan Laporta mentioned that date as the registration date for new Barcelona players. Is it necessary for those players to be sold in order to accommodate them?

Manchester United are sitting back because they don't want to get involved in everything that is going on at Barcelona and they already have a broad agreement.

Are Man Utd really going to keep Ronaldo against his will?

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Frazer Clarke, Cristiano Ronaldo
Heavyweight boxer and Manchester United fan Frazer Clarke shares his thoughts on the team ahead of the new season.

Sky sports reporter, Kaveh Solhekol.

Other clubs have terminated players' contracts, for example, Inter Milan have done it with Alexisnchez, and they have done it with other players as well.

IfRonaldo's contract was terminated, this issue could be solved. At the moment, there is no indication that Manchester United will do that.

The player will get his own way regardless of what Manchester United say.

They have to let it be known that he is not for sale, but are they really going to keep a player of his stature against his will?

The introduction to Henry Winter's column in The Times was 'Erik ten Hag is the future of Manchester United'.

"Henry said that he thought it would be best for all parties if United allowed him to leave, even if he got his way, and that he thought it would be the best thing for the team."

'Saying Ronaldo is for sale could drive his price down'

If you want a more accessible video player, please use the chrome browser.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford (AP)
The Transfer Show panel discuss possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Manchester United striker's future yet to be resolved.

Sky sports reporter.

"Ronaldo and his representatives have put Manchester United in a difficult position because it is exactly a month since he made it clear that he wanted to leave the club and he wanted to play for a champions league team."

At the time, I thought that the club would get an offer from the agent. There was no response.

"I think what they were trying to do was to drum up interest for the player, so now United are in a situation where they have got an unhappy player, but they have to have that public stance that he is."

"Anything other than that would cause the price to go down."

Reporter notebook: How Ten Hag is making his mark at Old Trafford

Man Utd Reporter Notebook

A technical staffer is allowed to give his most accurate assessment of the manager's debut pre-season in charge of Manchester United.

There can be no doubt, this is the club of the man.

Those who watched the Dutchman from close quarters during United's tour of Thailand and Australia don't need to think about it.

Even the little things like preventing the players from visiting and being filmed on the set of Australian soap Neighbours are controlled by Ten Hag.

The squad's media commitments, the exact spacing between cones during training drills, and the manager's tendency to measure himself are all part of the manager's job.

There is no silence when something doesn't fit into his ethos.

You can read the full feature by Sky Sports News.

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

The transfer window will close at 11pm on September 1st.

Sky Sports has a dedicated Transfer Centre website where you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news. Sky Sports News gives you the ins, outs and analysis of sports.