Ole Gunnar Solskjær To Push For Centre-Back And Midfielder After Aaron Wan-Bissaka Signing


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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær will push for more reinforcements once the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been completed, if reports are to be believed.

United are said to be close to reaching an agreement with Crystal Palace for the right-back and Solskjær doesn’t want the club to rest there and will push for a central defender and a midfielder before the summer transfer window comes to an end.

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According to the Mail, a deal for Wan-Bissaka is close to completion for a fee in the region of £42.5m, though add-ons are likely to increase the sum closer to Palace’s initial valuation of £60m. The 21-year-old had a disappointing Euro’s campaign with England’s young lions and their early exit could speed the negotiations up.

The newspaper also say that once a deal is completed, attention will turn to the hunt for a central defender and should Paul Pogba depart, midfield reinforcements to replace the Frenchman.

In United’s quest for a centre-back, Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt looks set for a move to Turin with Juventus, West Ham had priced the Red Devils out for a possible move for Issa Diop and all has gone quiet with reports linking Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford. Leicester City’s £80m valuation for Harry Maguire is thought to be too much, however, the England international liked an Instagram comment that predicted he would be a fan favourite in Manchester, which will most likely create more speculation.

In regards to a midfield signing, Pogba’s future determines how much investment will be needed with Spaniard Ander Herrera also leaving the club since this summer and Marouane Fellaini’s January exit also reducing options for Solskjær. Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans have been linked with moves to the club, but nothing concrete as of yet.

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