Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has four strikers on January transfer wishlist


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has four players on his transfer wishlist amid his desire to sign a striker this winter.

The Red Devils are struggling in front of goal with Anthony Martial injured, Marcus Rashford toiling and Mason Greenwood mostly overlooked.

That means Solskjaer wants to sign a striker when the transfer window reopens in order to boost Manchester United’s stances of a top four finish.

And The Sun claim he has added Krylia Sovetov hitman Aleksandr Sobolev to his list.

It is claimed United scouts have been watching the 22-year-old closely this season, with the player currently thriving.

He has scored nine goals for his side so far this season in the Russian Premier League and is attracting interest from Galatasaray.

United may have to pay £15million to secure the signature of the forward, who is yet to earn a Russia cap.

And Sobolev joins Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele on Solskjaer’s list.

Wilson is admired by the United manager having been consistent for Bournemouth in recent years.

Regarding Mandzukic, and he nearly joined the club during the summer.

United were ready to take the Croatia international as part of a deal that would have seen Romelu Lukaku move in the opposite direction.

But the transfer deal fell through when Lukaku ended up moving to Inter Milan instead.

Dembele is another forward admired by Solskjaer.

Like Mandzukic, he was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer but ended up staying at his current club.

Meanwhile, speaking recently, Solskjaer confirmed United would look to bring in new attacking players this winter.

“We let Alexis and Romelu go,” the 46-year-old said.

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that it’s forward that next time we’re going to recruit.

“We’re looking for some creativity and goals.

“There’s no point getting players in that you’re not 100 per cent sure about.

“When you get players in, you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a longer period and that’s the long-term thinking we have to show.

“I cannot think, ‘I need a player because this is my reputation’. No, it’s the club.

“There were strikers [available in the off-season], but they weren’t the ones we wanted. We couldn’t get the one we wanted.”


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