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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to make up to five signings to bolster his squad ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. A new winger is top of the agenda, with Sancho the man that Solskjaer is desperate to bring to Old Trafford. A fee could be difficult to agree with Dortmund stubbornly sticking to their valuation in excess of £100million, although United officials hope to agree a cheaper deal due to the coronavirus crisis' effect on football finances. According to The Athletic, Solskjaer and co are looking at alternatives. LATEST LIVE SPORT TV DEALS talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday's papers and online… Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman.
The Red Devils would be interested in either a permanent deal or a loan move for the 24-year-old, who is thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford. Coman has won the league title in eight consecutive seasons while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern. United have previously shown interest in Barcelona teenager Ansu Fati with some reports suggesting they've had multiple bids turned down. The 17-year-old has scored seven times in 24 LaLiga appearances this season (Sport) King has been working as an ambassador for the club for the last eight years but could be about to into the role that will be vacant when tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho leaves at the end of the season. Roma have published a picture of on-loan Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in their kit for next season.
Don't wait 30 years - sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Sign up Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now reportedly targeting Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman. The Red Devils were believed to be closing in on a move for Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho. But it appears they have turned their attention, at least for now, to a Bundesliga rival in Coman. The Athletic are reporting that United have been keeping a close eye on the Frenchman, 24, and are now seriously considering making a bid.
Get the latest transfer news straight into your inbox! Sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter! From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox. "And of course we want to be in amongst the elite in Europe and play in the Champions League but the old Winston Churchill quote is, 'success isn't final, failure isn't fatal - then what you need is the courage to continue'. Get the day's biggest United stories delivered straight to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Manchester United are still prioritising a move for Jadon Sancho amid reports they have planned a move for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman. Reports on Saturday claim United want Coman, 24, if they fail to secure the signing of Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, who want in excess of €100million for the England international. The MEN previously reported United are prepared to turn to fall-back targets if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season, which effectively scuppered a deal for Sancho last year. United turned to fall-back option Daniel James. However, United are still intent on signing Sancho, 20, nearly three years after they attempted to prise him from Manchester City. The MEN understands Coman could be of consideration as a loan in the event of a Plan B should they not sign Sancho. United sources have previously derided the club's track record of signing injury-prone players from Bayern after a move for Jerome Boateng was vetoed towards the end of the 2018 summer transfer window. Coman missed two months of last season through injury and United bought midfielders Owen Hargreaves and Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern eight years apart. Bayern have briefed to German confidants they have no interest in selling Coman, contracted to the club until 2023, despite recently recruiting fellow winger Leroy Sane from Manchester City. Bayern are unlikely to make the loan signings of Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho permanent following the retirement of Arjen Robben and release of Franck Ribery last year. With Sane and Serge Gnabry the other specialist wingers available, insiders doubt that Bayern would loan a player of Coman's pedigree to United. Sancho has entered the last two years of his Dortmund contract and is intent on leaving the Bundesliga side rather than signing a renewal. The MEN reported he has told friends he would relish a return to Manchester. Manchester United are reportedly interested in Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman as an alternative to Jadon Sancho. United's interest in the Borussia Dortmund winger is one of the worst kept secrets in football, the 20-year-old having been installed as the club's number one target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his attacking options in wide areas. The Bundesliga side are believed to be willing to let him move on, though they have been adamant that the England international will not be leaving on the cheap, their asking price said to be around the £100 million mark, even with the ongoing pandemic and resulting financial downturn. According to The Athletic, United have lined up Bayern Munich's Coman as an alternative, and have apparently 'discussed' the possibility of the 24-year-old moving to Old Trafford permanently or on loan. The Frenchman has featured 35 times for the Bavarian outfit this season, scoring seven goals and assisting seven, though the report claims that the recent arrival of Leroy Sane from Manchester City could knock Coman down the pecking order' at the Allianz Arena, a situation that United could try to take advantage of. However, according to Christian Falk, Head of Sport at German publication, Bild, Bayern are not interested in doing a deal for Coman, and recently rejected the opportunity to include the pacey winger in the deal with saw Sane move from the Etihad, the former PSG and Juventus attacker having been signed by Pep Guardiola during his time in charge of the German giants. See also – Tinkermen: Ranking the five managers to make most changes to starting XI's in Premier League season