Manchester United are finally making moves in the transfer window as they captured Donny van de Beek for £40million last week and are hoping to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
United spent most of their effort at the start of the summer trying to convince Borussia Dortmund to part with Jadon Sancho.
A £108million price tag was slapped on the England international’s head and Dortmund refused to budge from that valuation.
The Bundesliga outfit also set a strict deadline of August 10 and once that date passed they insisted the sale was off.
United refused to be bullied into rushing the transfer through and instead looked to strengthen other areas of the squad.
With Van de Beek now through the door, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants another attacker, left-back and centre-half.
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Enquiries have been made for RB Leipzig ace Dayot Upamecano and Real full-back Reguilon, who won the Europa League while on loan with Sevilla last season.
However, ESPN claims United are still prioritising a move for Sancho and would prefer to bring in another forward over a defender.
The Red Devils are finding it difficult to negotiate the fee with Dortmund while Sancho is also demanding enormous wages – and his agent wants a big pay out.
Solskjaer spent heavily on his defence last summer when he brought in Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Leicester and Crystal Palace, respectively.
None of the £75m received from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku was reinvested in the attack and Solskjaer is keen to address that balance.
Meanwhile, former United midfielder Darren Fletcher feels Sancho is the ideal signing for the club.
“At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game,” the Scot said.
“It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.
“So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.
“Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.
“It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well.
“He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.”
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