Five names in the frame as Solskjaer looks to seal January striker deal

Date published: Friday 22nd November 2019 11:26 - Rob McCarthy

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Manchester United are expected to bring in a striker over the January transfer with four names in the frame, according to reports.

The Red Devils were linked with a new target in former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday, after reportedly shelving plans to sign Juventus hitman Mario Mandzukic.

It has been widely reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made landing more firepower one of his top priorities over the winter window, with the Red Devils scoring only 16 Premier League goals in 12 matches this season.

And the Evening Standard claims that Solskjaer has ‘been holding monthly meetings with his recruitment team in a bid to boil down a three-man shortlist’.

Despite the recent upturn in form of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s return from injury, it’s stated that Solskjaer ‘has been promised funds to bolster his attack in January’.


Norwegian goal sensation Erling Braut Haaland ‘is high in his thoughts’, while the Standard says Everton’s Richarlison is being ‘watched’ by United and Red Bull Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson ‘are also potential targets’.

Read more: Liverpool and Manchester United have been warned that Ben White is not for sale after the Brighton defender’s impressive displays on loan at Leeds.


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