Paper Talk: One in, one out as Man Utd relaunch move for £80m star

Date published: Wednesday 11th November 2020 8:15 - James Marshment

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Manchester United are ready to go back in for a previous target after a major change of heart from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while a trio of big names have been linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job, according to Wednesday’s transfer gossip.



Manchester United could reportedly still sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were strongly linked with the Villa playmaker last summer. They eventually decided against a move for two reasons. Firstly, they were unsure if Grealish would slot in immediately into their side. Secondly, the £80m fee Villa were demanding was reported to be too high.

However, the Manchester United Evening News, via the Daily Star, claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a major change of heart. The report claims Grealish’s electric start to the season has forced a re-think from the United boss. He reportedly now sees the player as a ready-made star for United.

Grealish has five goals and five assists so far this season. Dean Smith’s side have enjoyed thumping wins over Liverpool and Arsenal so far and look set for a strong season. Another of their big guns, Ollie Watkins, has here vowed how he can still reach another level.

For Solskjaer though, it looks like a case of ‘here’s what you could have won’.


Grealish’s loyalty was rewarded with a new deal in the summer, while his form may now even have seen his price rise.

But the report claims he is now back among United’s top targets and a firm summer 2021 bid could be in the offing.

It’s also suggested Paul Pogba could be sold to the highest bidder to help fund a deal for Grealish.

Pogba’s form has drawn criticism from Jame Carragher, who claims the France star ought to feel ’embarrassed’.


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