Paper Talk: Solskjaer has eyes on four wingers as Man Utd spend big

Date published: Sunday 28th February 2021 9:31 - Robert McCarthy

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping tabs on four wingers as Man Utd look to spend big this summer, while Liverpool have Jurgen Klopp’s successor already in mind, according to Sunday’s transfer gossip.

FOUR WINGERS ON UNITED RADAR

Manchester United are reportedly looking at four wingers, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his frontline with a big summer spend.

A new right-winger is known to be one of the positions the Red Devils boss is looking to strengthen.

Jadon Sancho has long been considered their main target, but he is being priced out of a move by Dortmund.

And the Daily Express has listed four alternatives that the Norwegian is keeping tabs on.

The first is Leicester star Harvey Barnes, who is enjoying an outstanding season for the high-flying Foxes.

The 23-year-old England hopeful has scored nine goals and added four assists this term.

However, reports on Saturday claimed that Barnes is close to agreeing a new deal with Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Solskjaer scouts working overtime

The second player on their list is Newcastle flyer Allan Saint-Maximin.

The Frenchman impressed with his pace and trickery in United’s recent 3-1 win over the struggling Magpies.

He would be available for significantly less than Barnes, if Steve Bruce’s men were relegated this campaign.

Next on the list is Wolves forward Pedro Neto, who has had a strong season despite his side’s underwhelming campaign.

Neto is predominately a left-winger but can also play on the right. He could follow old Wolves teammate Diogo Jota out of the door, if the Molineux outfit fail to qualify for Europe.

Raphinha eyes on the football Leeds

And last, but certainly not least, is Leeds winger Raphinha.

The Express states that Leeds will find it hard to keep the Brazilian, who has been superb for Marcelo Bielsa’s entertaining side.

He is a naturally right-sided attacker who has a close bond with Bruno Fernandes following their time together at Sporting Lisbon.

Leeds paid £17m for Raphinha and have no plans to try and cash in, but United could look to test the waters if they decide against signing Sancho.

THE END IS NIGH FOR KLOPP

Steven Gerrard RangersSteven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss, with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future. (Sunday Mirror)

Klopp is refusing to even contemplate selling Mo Salah after seeing the Egyptian star prove he is priceless to Liverpool during this season from hell. (Sunday Mirror)

Leicester are in advanced talks over a new deal with winger Harvey Barnes, who is wanted by Liverpool and Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers are among a number of clubs who want 19-year-old Wigan striker Kyle Joseph, whose contract runs out this summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Pep Guardiola’s toxic relationship with super-agent Mino Raiola will not stop Manchester City from joining the £100m race with rivals

Manchester United to sign Erling Haaland. (Sunday Mirror)

Mikel Arteta admits he is under pressure amid Arsenal’s rebuild. (Sunday Mirror)

AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Tottenham will have to pay Jose Mourinho £35m if they decide to sack him. (Mail on Sunday)

‘Tough’ Gareth Bale is ‘unjustly’ criticised, believes Tottenham and Wales team-mate Ben Davies. (Mail on Sunday)

Real Madrid will be open to offers for France defender Raphael Varane in the summer. That is if talks over extending his contract beyond 2022 do not work out. (Mail on Sunday)

Eric Bailly is in talks over a new long-term Manchester United contract. There are just 16 months left on his current deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United target Nikola Milenkovic is ‘open’ to a summer switch to Old Trafford. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he once tried to sign Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes for PSG. (Sun on Sunday)

Former Chelsea youngster Todd Kane has warned youngsters being loaned out year after year to leave Stamford Bridge. (Sun on Sunday)

Lautaro Martinez has pledged his future to Inter Milan after his move to Barcelona fell through. (Sun on Sunday)

Harry Kane is likely to remain at Tottenham for at least next season. There is a growing sense that Europe’s biggest clubs will have little money to spenddue to Covid. (Sunday Telegraph)

 

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