This summer is going to be very interesting as a Manchester United fan.
In what is a critical window for the club, Vice-Executive chairman Ed Woodward has promised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will get the backing he deserves to get some of his key targets.
United need strengthening in several areas this summer and we don’t even want to think about predicting how many names will be linked with a move to Old Trafford.
But it’s widely thought that Solskjaer is keen on building a British core to his squad, and is said to be targeting several of the country’s biggest young talents.
According to the Daily Mail, there are at least six English players that Solskjaer is interested in, four of which that play in the Premier League.
The report claims Aston Villa Jack Grealish is United’s number one playmaker target ahead of James Maddison.
Norwich stars Max Aarons and Todd Cantwell are also said to be of interest, but the question has to be asked whether the pair would actually sufficiently improve United’s squad.
Jadon Sancho is unsurprisingly seen as the priority attacking target, with his impending Borussia Dortmund exit now well known.
The signing of Sancho, one of the most exciting prospects in world football, would be a huge coup for Solskjaer but United will have to fight off Europe’s top clubs for his signature.
Another youngster United are keen on is Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham. The 16-year-old has shown remarkable maturity in the Championship this season and is again regarded as one of England’s brightest talents.
The Reds are also said to retain an interest in West Ham holding midfielder Declan Rice, but the England international has failed to kick on from last season’s form.
United fans are in for a rollercoaster summer of transfer talk and while we believe some of these players will be on a transfer shortlist, we would take a lot of the rumours with a pinch of salt.