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Man Utd 'draw up shortlist' of eight long-term transfer targets

PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | November 18th 2019
John McGinn and Jack Grealish of Aston Villa. [Courtesy]

Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of eight long-term transfer targets.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to be given funds to strengthen in January as he bids to take United back into the top four of the Premier League.

A move for Mario Mandzukic continues to be mooted with the Juventus striker free to leave when the transfer window reopens.

But ahead of January, Solskjaer has reportedly identified another eight players he wants to bring to Old Trafford.

Mirror Sport reported last week that United are keen on striking a £200m double swoop for Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho in action. [Courtesy]

While £100m Sancho would go straight into the side, United are considering loaning Haaland back to Red Bull Salzburg as he continues his remarkable campaign.

ESPN reports there are a host of other players on Solskjaer's radar, all of whom are under 27, in a clear shift of transfer strategy.

Erling Braut Haaland of Salzburg. [Courtesy]

Leicester and England star James Maddison also on United's wishlist, as is his international teammate Declan Rice.

With a striker remaining a priority, United have reportedly identified Lyon's Moussa Dembele while Callum Wilson could bring some Premier League experience.

England's midfielder James Maddison. [Courtesy]

United have also made checks on Aston Villa pair John McGinn and Jack Grealish.

These targets are likely to be long-term options for United but they could make a move in January, if they do become available.

Moussa Dembele finds the net. [Courtesy]

Man Utd targets

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - £100m

Erling Haaland (Red Bull Salzburg) - £80m

James Maddison (Leicester) - £60m

Declan Rice (West Ham) - £45m

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) - £30m

Moussa Dembele (Lyon) - £40m

John McGinn (Aston Villa) - £20m

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) - £40m

 

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