Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a striker and a centre-back after potentially wrapping up a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. The Red Devils are ready for a busy summer transfer window, with Ed Woodward willing to back Solskjaer.
United boss Solskjaer is desperate to add a right winger to his squad this summer and Sancho is their top target.
Dortmund are expecting to lose the England international, however, the German giants are demanding a £100m fee for the ex-Manchester City ace.
United, meanwhile, are hoping to strike a cut-price deal due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on the transfer window.
And according to the Telegraph, United boss Solskjaer wants two more signings after Sancho.
They say the Red Devils want a striker and a centre-half.
It’s been claimed United want an experienced forward to come in to help the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood develop.
As for United’s hunt for a centre-back, fans thought Solskjaer would sign Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.
Solskjaer was seen telling Ake to keep going as United ‘need a left-footed centre-back’.
However, the United boss has since dismissed claims he will sign the Dutch defender this summer.
The Telegraph add that United could end their pursuit of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish if Paul Pogba pens a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.
United are hoping to convince Pogba, who is in the final year of his deal, to sign a new contract.
If Pogba does commit his long-term future to United, Solskjaer is unlikely to sign Villa star Grealish.
That could leave Manchester City as the frontrunners to land the playmaker, 24.
City will have the funds to sign Grealish after letting Leroy Sane join Bayern Munich.
United are back in action on Thursday evening against Aston Villa.
The Red Devils must win at Villa Park to keep the pressure on Leicester and Chelsea in the race to finish in the top four.
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