Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has three midfield targets for next transfer window
Manchester United are still interested in signing Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish and James Maddison when the transfer window reopens, says Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol. Birmingham City’s 16-year-old sensation Bellingham was shown around the United training ground last month in an attempt to convince him the Red Devils were the club for him.
Aston Villa captain Grealish and Leicester City star Maddison are also linked with United after fine seasons for their respective clubs.
Sheth believes a lot will depend on whether United sell Paul Pogba, who remains a target of Real Madrid and Juventus.
If Pogba does go, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must decide where to spend the money and it could be one one of the midfield targets.
“If Manchester United were to release [Pogba] and get, what, £80m-£90m-£100m for him, it would release funds for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to go back into the market once more,” Sheth said.
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“But then Solskjaer would have a decision to make, wouldn’t he. What is the priority? What is the priority position at Manchester United?
“Does he bring in a striker of the ilk of Harry Kane or Timo Werner or does he focus on another area?”
“Just to let you know what’s happening at the club at the moment, they triggered the one-year option on Nemanja Matic’s contract and talks are underway for a longer-term deal for Matic as well.
“But they’re also looking longer team, they’re looking at the likes of Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, even James Maddison from Leicester City.
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“So plenty of decisions to make for Manchester United but then on the flip side, you’ve got to look at the player as well.
“Any potential arrivals may want to play Champions League football and as it stands that’s far from guaranteed at Old Trafford next season.”
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is a top target for United heading into the next window.
And former United defender Rio Ferdinand believes joining the Red Devils would be best for the 20-year-old.
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“He’s one of the best young kids in the world at the moment. He has been unbelievable, he’s a player of huge potential,” Ferdinand said on Instagram Live.
“[Ousmane] Dembele, who was at Dortmund then went to Barcelona, was thought of similarly to Sancho and went [to a big club] for big money and it didn’t work out for him.
“I don’t want to see that for Jadon. I want him to go to a team where he will play and then improve.
“He’s going to be expensive but I think Manchester United is the place for him to go, but I’m biased.”
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