Paper Talk: Man Utd plot £40m swoop for 27-year-old goal machine

Date published: Wednesday 18th September 2019 8:20

Man Utd have a new £40m-rated No 9 at the very top of their striker wish-list, while Liverpool want to sign one of the players who helped Napoli defeat them, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are preparing to make a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to reports.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in a new frontman during the January transfer window after being left a little light up front, with untested teenager Mason Greenwood the only alternative to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

According to The Sun, United have run several checks on Wilson and see the 27-year-old as the perfect addition to their attack, with Solskjaer sticking the 27-year-old at the top of his list of attacking targets.

England striker Wilson has been involved in 26 goals since the the start of 2018-19 – with 17 goals of his own – a record which puts him second only to Raheem Sterling in the goals + assists tally during that period.

And Wilson, who has scored three goals in his past two games this season, also has six more than Marcus Rashford – who’s scored 13 goals and added seven assists since the start of last season.

It’s claimed Bournemouth value Wilson at between the £30m – £40m mark, though United would likely have to go to the top end of that price range if they are to persuade the Cherries to cash-in on the striker.

The paper adds that Solskjaer is keen to add a stronger British core to his side, with the Red Devils also ready to make firm offers for both James Maddison and Jadon Sancho in 2020.


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during the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, England.

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