According to The Telegraph, the summer transfer window could be extended right through to January 2021.

This would give United plenty of opportunity to get in the players we need.

Here is a look at the players who at this stage appear to be the top 10 most likely options to join the Red Devils this year…

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Jude Bellingham

Young prospect Jude Bellingham is valued at £30 million even though he is just 16-years-old.

The Birmingham City midfielder has already had a tour of Carrington and has been welcomed by Sir Alex Ferguson, The Mirror report.

Borussia Dortmund are also trying to sign the young midfielder, who appears to be a key target for United.

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Jadon Sancho

Sancho is the player United really want. He could be the missing link in attack the team needs.

The 20-year-old would be a marquee signing, and already boasts 17 goals and 17 assists this season.

The Telegraph report United are leading the race to sign Sancho, noting a deal would require a club record fee.

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Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish could become a key cog in United’s midfield, with a creative player needed to ease the burden on star man Bruno Fernandes.

The Mirror reported last month that Grealish was United’s top target.

This may not be the case if Paul Pogba stays put, considering Aston Villa will look for a big fee even if they are relegated.

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Odion Ighalo

It looks a near certainty at this stage that United will seek to sign Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis.

The Mail reported he could cost just £15 million, and with his loan deal running out in May, a solution will soon have to be reached.

Ighalo has earned the right to continue at United – here is a look at four reasons why doing a deal now makes sense.

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Declan Rice

West Ham star Declan Rice may not be the most inspired signing, but he fits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans of signing young, talented English players.

The 21-year-old recently passed 100 games for his club and plays in a position where United need to strengthen.

 

Like Jack Grealish, potential relegation for his side would makes a deal easier to conclude.

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James Maddison

United’s need for James Maddison is reduced by Bruno Fernandes’ arrival and complicated by alternative interest in Jack Grealish.

That doesn’t mean United are not interested, and Maddison is stalling on signing a new contract at Leicester.

If United secure Champions League football like Leicester, then there will be less incentive for the attacking midfielder to stay put.

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Moussa Dembele

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is coming to the end of his second season in France and has scored 42 goals for the club in 88 games.

The former Celtic and Fulham forward may need a fresh challenge and the Daily Record report he is keen on a United switch.

Dembele is just 23-years-old and would be a good fit for this United squad, even if Odion Ighalo signs too.

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Odsonne Edouard

Another strong alternative up front is Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, who replaced Dembele.

The young Frenchman has scored 27 goals this season already and provided 12 assists.

He recently said he aspires to be the best striker in the world [Times] which is a pretty good ambition to have.

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Timo Werner

Timo Werner will be difficult to sign despite a reported release clause in his contract.

He is wanted by Liverpool and is enjoying his football at RB Leipzig.

But in a recent interview with SkySports, he admitted he would be tempted by joining a project like United’s, rather than a team already at the top. This makes him a credible option.

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Boubakary Soumare

A defensive midfielder is a priority for United to help Nemanja Matic out.

Lille talent Boubakary Soumare is on the club’s shortlist, ESPN reported last year, and he has been compared to Paul Pogba.

At just 21, it is more likely United invest in Soumare than Thomas Partey at 27.

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