Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been assured the club will be competitive in the transfer market this summer. The club recently announced its financial results for the third quarter, announcing that its debt has increased. Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham are all on the Red Devils’ radar as the plot returns to the glory of the Premier League title.
Last summer, the Red Devils supported him by spending a lot on Harry Maguire, while signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James of Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.
In January, Solskjaer also got his man from Bruno Fernandes, bringing the Portuguese international to the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon.
And, this summer, he wants to make a splash by landing on Sancho, Grealish and Bellingham.
The Evening Standard says United will be hard pressed to give Solskjaer an official transfer budget due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.
But he would have been assured that the club would be “competitive” when the transfer window resumed.
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Of the three targets on Solskjaer’s radar, Sancho is the one everyone is talking about.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been sensational this season, scoring 14 goals and recording 15 assists in 24 Bundesliga games so far.
But signing the 20-year-old will be far from simple.
Dortmund insisted that they wanted £ 100 million to part with their star asset, but, privately, they accept that its value has dropped.
Not only are the giants of the Bundesliga still charging fees, but United aren’t the only club wanting to take on Sancho.
Chelsea, the club the 20-year-old grew up supporting, would love the chance to take him to West London.
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At the same time, recently, Solskjaer admitted that United was preparing for a “new world” in the transfer market due to the coronavirus crisis.
“We are always looking to improve the team,” said the Norwegian.
“This uncertainty in the market now, who knows how football and the market are going to be, but I’m very happy with the team I have.
“Today’s world is different from what it was two months ago.
“We have to adjust, adapt, there are clubs which are experiencing more financial difficulties than us.
“It’s a new world and I think the transfer market this summer will be completely different from what everyone thought.”