Manchester United have been very impressive this summer. The Red Devils had a disappointing end to the 2020/21 season, losing the UEFA Europa League final to Villarreal. However, the Premier League giants seem determined to use the summer to fill in the gaps in their squad.
Manchester United have welcomed Jadon Sancho, Tom Heaton and Raphael Varane to Old Trafford so far, and some more new additions are expected. With that in mind, let’s take a look at major Manchester United transfer stories on July 31, 2021.
Manchester United believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is key to signing Erling Haaland
Manchester United believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be the key to Erling Haaland’s blockbuster signing next summer The Express via Daily Star.
The future of the Norwegian is on everyone’s lips, but Borussia Dortmund is waiting for a whopping £ 150m fee for his services. Chelsea are trying to sign him but a move this summer is unlikely.
Haaland could be available for £ 65million next summer and its services are expected to be available immediately. However, the Red Devils are optimistic that in a year’s time they can give way to their rivals to secure the services of Haaland.
Manchester United have distanced themselves from the fight to win the Norwegian this summer. The Red Devils have extended Edinson Cavani’s stint at Old Trafford by 12 months but are set to target Haaland next year. It is believed that Solskjaer’s relationship with his compatriot could be key to their pursuit of the young striker.
Haaland played under the current Manchester United manager during his time at Molde and holds Solskjaer in high regard. The Red Devils are betting that this relationship will work in their favor next summer.
Red Devils in conversation with Ruben Neves, Saul Niguez and Eduardo Camavinga
Manchester United already have their next transfer targets in their sights after securing the services of Raphael Varane.
Accordingly The express over ESPN, Red Devils CEO Matt Judge contacted representatives from Ruben Neves, Saul Niguez and Eduardo Camavinga. While all three are unlikely to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, the Premier League giants are poised to keep their options open.
However, Manchester United’s pursuit of the trio will depend on Paul Pogba’s future at the club. The Frenchman is scheduled to leave Old Trafford this summer, but a contract extension cannot be ruled out either.
Manchester United plan to move from Leon Goretzka in 2022
Manchester United are planning to move from Leon Goretzka if Bayern Munich can’t tie him to a new contract Caught sidelined via ESPN.
The German midfielder’s current contract expires in 12 months, and talks about an extension have not yet been finalized. Goretzka is considering a move from the Allianz Arena, the Red Devils are watching his situation.
However, Manchester United will only try to secure their services if they do not extend their stay with the Bavarian giant before the current transfer window has expired.