Man Utd transfer plans revealed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to strengthen in FOUR positions amid season woesDecember 17, 2020
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has reportedly already identified FOUR positions he wants to strengthen to turn Manchester United into title contenders.
The Red Devils have crashed out of the Champions League this season and landed a tough tie against Spanish side Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
Away from Europe, they have also endured an up-and-down campaign domestically, although they could potentially move fifth with a big win at Sheffield United on Thursday night.
However, despite the club expecting a quiet January window, MEN claims Solskjaer has informed chief Ed Woodward of four targets he wants before the end of next summer.
The report says United are in the market for a winger, a centre-back, a right-back and a defensive midfielder.
And that Solskjaer and Woodward will identify their exact targets for each position by the end of the year – and they could even be tempted to move for them should they become available next month.
Dayot Upamecano is believed to be United’s No1 choice for central defence, although they are also keen on Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Brighton’s Ben White.
Real’s Lucas Vazquez has also been linked with the right back role to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka along with Atletico Madrid’s ex-Tottenham ace Kieran Trippier.
The England international is a boyhood fan of the Red Devils and only has 18 months left on his deal with the La Liga giants.
United are interested in West Ham’s Declan Rice to bolster their midfielder but Chelsea remain favourites for the £60m-rated star.
That could lead to Solskjaer looking into the possibility of recruiting Denis Zakaria from Borussia Moenchengladbach after his displays in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
They are also expected to resume their long-running pursuit of Jadon Sancho after missing out on the Borussia Dortmund winger in the summer.
And today’s report also states Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Watford’s Ismail Sarr also both fit the bill as a ‘ready-made’ wide attacker that they are looking for.
United will attempt to make room for new additions by flogging unwanted players.
Both Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero will be available for transfer as they near the end of their contracts.
While they are believed to be open to offers for defensive duo Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.
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