Solskjaer draws up three-man transfer wish-list as Kiev star enters thinking

Date published: Tuesday 8th September 2020 11:07 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United are hoping to sign three more players other than Jadon Sancho before the transfer window closes, according to a report.

Sancho has been United’s transfer priority for the entirety of the summer. However, they failed to agree a deal with Dortmund before pre-season began.

The Bundesliga club maintain that Sancho will continue to play his football with them in 2020-21. But United are still considering a late move for him.

Now, the Manchester Evening News claims United are also looking to strengthen three other positions. On the agenda are a centre-back, left-back and a striker.

In their search for a left-back, a new target has emerged. The report claims Dynamo Kiev youngster Vitaliy Mykolenko is under consideration.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut for Dynamo Kiev back in 2017, and has since earned more regular gametime and eight caps for Ukraine.

The MEN claim United like what they see in Mykolenko, so will continue to monitor him. However, the left-back area is not their main concern.

Despite that, they have outlined two options to fill the role – one being Mykolenko, and the other being Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon. Reports over the weekend suggested Madrid had offered United the chance to sign Reguilon after his loan spell at Sevilla.

Man Utd to delay Sancho, Upamecano bids?

 

The report adds that Solskjaer would like a reinforcement at centre-back, but is on the verge of accepting defeat in those plans. Dayot Upamecano is a long-term target, but has just signed a new contract at RB Leipzig, and his £37m release clause is only active next summer.

Likewise, United may delay their pursuit of Sancho until 2021. To provide cover until then, the MEN claim they could look at a loan deal for Douglas Costa.

David Brooks is also on their radar, but Bournemouth’s high valuation of the player has proven off-putting in the past, and may do so again.

Solskjaer also wants a centre-forward, as Odion Ighalo’s loan spell at the club expires in January. However, he failed to land Moussa Dembele, Joshua King or Erling Haaland last year.

At present, United’s only signing of the transfer window has been Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

 

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