Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been assured that the club will be competitive in the transfer market this summer. The club recently announced their financial results for Q3, announcing their debt has risen. Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham are all on the Red Devils’ radar as the plot a path back to Premier League title glory.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer has been backed in the transfer market throughout his time at Old Trafford so far.
Last summer the Red Devils supported him by spending big on Harry Maguire, while also signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.
In January Solskjaer also got his man in Bruno Fernandes, bringing the Portugal international to the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon.
And, this summer, he wants to make a splash by landing Sancho, Grealish and Bellingham.
The Evening Standard say that United will find it difficult to give Solskjaer an official transfer budget as a result of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.
But he’s reportedly been assured that the club will be ‘competitive’ when the transfer window resumes.
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Of the three targets on Solskjaer’s radar, Sancho is the one everybody is talking about.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been in sensational form this season, scoring 14 goals and registering 15 assists from 24 Bundesliga matches so far.
But signing the 20-year-old will be far from straightforward.
Dortmund have insisted they want £100million to part with their star asset but, privately, they accept his value has fallen.
Not only do the Bundesliga giants still require a fee, United also aren’t the only club keen on snapping up Sancho.
Chelsea, the club the 20-year-old grew up supporting, would relish the chance to bring him to west London.
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Meanwhile, speaking recently, Solskjaer admitted United were braced for a ‘new world’ in the transfer market due to the coronavirus crisis.
“We’re always looking to improve the squad,” said the Norwegian.
“This uncertainty in the market now, who knows how football and the market is going to be, but I’m very happy with the squad I’ve got.
“Today’s world is different to what it was two months ago.
“We’ve got to adjust, adapt, there’s clubs out there struggling more than us financially.
“It’s a new world, and I think the transfer market this summer will be completely different to what anyone thought it would be.”