Manchester United are targeting more signings this summer, despite landing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to win the Premier League title next time out and is determined to add to his squad, believing they still require more fresh faces. So Express Sport will now take a look at the four players they’re interested in – and whether more deals are possible.
United currently have Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot competing for a starting berth at right-back.
But, despite that, they’re still hoping to add Kieran Trippier to their squad by the time the transfer window slams shut on August 31.
The Red Devils had a bid for the Atletico Madrid star rejected back in June yet are planning to return with another offer later this month.
Arsenal have recently joined the race for the 30-year-old, who starred for England at Euro 2020 earlier this summer.
Yet Trippier wants to join United and that bodes well, with the player confident a move to Old Trafford will be done during the final weeks ahead.
Another midfielder being eyed by United is Wolves star Ruben Neves.
The Portugal international has impressed in the Premier League over the past two years, establishing himself as a firm favourite at Molineux in the process.
With Wolves having to balance the books in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, however, they could be forced into selling in order to balance the books.
And that’s where United come in.
Bruno Fernandes would love to see Neves move to the club and United may keep their talisman happy by launching an official bid in the next couple of weeks.
The fourth and final player United are currently interested in is Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.
He’s been on the Red Devils’ radar for a number of years and, with the La Liga giants open to selling, Solskjaer’s team could swoop in.
United think they can potentially sign Saul for £45million.
But any deal for that amount will likely have to be financed by selling players first, with several names being linked with moves away.
United would like to cut Phil Jones loose, while the likes of Dalot, Andreas Pereira, Alex Telles, Daniel James and Brandon Williams have been tipped to depart as well.
Solskjaer addresses signings so far
Before United hammered Everton 4-0 on Saturday, Solskjaer opened up on the club’s transfer business so far.
”We have built a playing squad with a good spread of ages,” Solskjaer said in his programme notes. “Some really talented young lads, some very experienced senior professionals and some who are right in their prime.
“But what unites everyone, both the players and the staff, is the hunger and enthusiasm that we all have for success. We are all- ready to take that step on our journey and that requires constant evolution.
“We have already significantly strengthened our squad for the 2021-22 campaign with returning players and the signings of Tom Heaton and Jadon Sancho, and the impending arrival of Raphael Varane will bring another new dimension to our collective approach.”