Manchester United are reportedly ready to splash £90m on the signings of Sean Longstaff and Moussa Dembele in January.
After a challenging start to the season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may need to dip into the winter transfer window to give his side a much needed boost for the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Daily Star claims Longstaff and Dembele are top of the manager’s wish-list and the duo will be expected to cost around £90m with Ed Woodward telling Solskjaer he will be backed financially to improve the team.
United allegedly believe Lyon will be tempted by a £50m offer for former Celtic striker Dembele, 23, who is currently competing with former MUFC attacker Memphis Depay for a place under Brazilian manager Sylvinho.
Dembele is the leading scorer in Ligue 1 this season, netting six goals in his first eight games.
On the other hand, there was interest in Longstaff in the summer but a deal never materialised. We got the feeling Newcastle were milking it with their valuation of the 21-year-old and now that they’ve had a dreadful start to the season, sitting in the relegation zone early on, the midfielder could look to edge his way out of St. James’ Park.
It is noted in the report that Ed Woodward believes the current crisis on Tyneside could persuade the club to cash in on Longstaff and agree to sell him for around £40m.
Longstaff has appeared five times for the Magpies this season and it is understood by sources close to Stretty News that Steve Bruce is a big fan of the youngster and wouldn’t like to lose him anytime soon.
Should United spend in January it must be on a midfielder or striker. Preferably both!