Paper Talk: Man Utd boss Solskjaer eyes shock move for £25m striker

Date published: Sunday 23rd December 2018 10:29

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a £25m striker, while Chelsea are ready to go in again for a major Liverpool target according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing at Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King, according to a report.

Solskjaer, who got his tenure underway with a thumping 5-1 win over Cardiff, has claimed he “will have an input” on transfers in January despite his interim status.

The Sun on Sunday claims that he is “a massive fan of fellow Norwegian Josh King”, with Solskjaer having worked with King as a youngster at Old Trafford.

The striker came up through the ranks with United when Solskjaer was coach, and has gone on to be a key player for Eddie Howe on the south coast.

King, 26, is apparently at £25million and is also attracting interest from Spurs – but Howe is desperate to keep hold of him and Callum Wilson



Isco, 26, wants to move to Manchester City because the Spain midfielder fears for his place at Real Madrid if they sign 27-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea (Sunday Express)

Lyon’s 25-year-old France midfielder Nabil Fekir – who almost joined Liverpool in the summer – is a January target for Chelsea (Mail on Sunday)

Nabil Fekir

Fulham owner Shahid Khan will make a new £600m bid to take ownership of Wembley in the new year (Sun on Sunday)

Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is heading a consortium to buy Newcastle United – 10 years after persuading Sheikh Mansour to buy City rather than the Tyneside club (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona are ready to make a bid for United and England striker Marcus Rashford, with Real Madrid also keen on the 21-year-old (Sunday Express)

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho thought he was going to discuss the club’s transfer policy at the meeting where he was sacked (Times)

Manchester United will only go into the transfer market in January if there is a huge injury crisis at the club (Sunday Mirror)

The agent of Manchester United midfielder Fred says the 25-year-old will remain at Old Trafford. The Brazilian joined the Premier League club in June but has been linked with a move away (Daily Star Sunday)

Fred Manchester United

Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise thinks the club will try to sign Leicester’s English forward Jamie Vardy, 31, or Bayern Munich’s 30-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski in January (Sunday Express)

England captain Harry Kane and manager Gareth Southgate are both set to be made OBEs in the New Year’s Honours (Sun on Sunday)


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