With the expected arrival of midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax, Manchester United is not yet done in the transfer window if reports from the UK tabloids are anything to put into considerations.
United is said to be out for another three players with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho being their topmost targets despite a break in talks last month.
The Times reports that ‘Solskjaer wants to add another three players this summer, including a centre back, a right-winger and a striker.’
But who are the targets
- Benoit Badiashile (Monaco)
United reportedly had a €25 million bid for the 19-year-old centre back rejected last week and a source at Monaco was quoted as saying ‘Badiashile will stay unless Manchester makes a Martial-like bid for him’. AS however believes that that €30 million-plus bonuses will be enough to secure his services of the player.
Other centre backs being linked with United include Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Villareal’s Pau Torres and Red Bull Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
The 20-year-old is United’s topmost target as they look to address their deficiency in the right-wing. There has been a problem with the fee for the player with Dortmund insisting that they will not accept less than €120 million in cash for the England star, with United looking at figures of around €70 – €80 million-plus add-ons.
Other right-wingers linked with United include Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich, Juventus’ Douglas Costa, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé, Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa, Schalke’s Rabbi Matondo, Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampo and Juve’s Federico Bernadeschi.
- Josh King (AFC Bournemouth)
With Odion Ighalo expected to leave the club in the mid-season, United need a backup for Anthony Martial who has become United’s main man in attack.
After being relegated to the Championship, King would come cheaply among the strikers linked by United. It was reported that he was on the verge of rejoining the team in January but a deal collapsed in the last minutes as United acquired the services of Ighalo.
The team is once again being linked with Harry Kane but should they get Sancho, the fee on Kane would be enormous for them. Another striker that United has been linked with is Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.