Red Bull Salzburg’s Champions League elimination has the vultures circling, and United are not the only club hovering.
Nor is top scorer Erling Haaland the only player attracting interest. Star duo Takumi Minamino and Hwang Hee-Chan both have Premier League clubs trying to sign them.
United have reportedly made Haaland a top target, The Times report, and hope Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s previous relationship with him at Molde can make a difference.
It would make a lot of sense to sign his teammate Minamino too.
The Times report Minamino has a release clause of just £7.25 million. He plays in the attacking midfield position United are trying to improve. The Japanese star can also play wide and up front.
Unfortunately, Liverpool are reported to be pushing hard to sign Minamino after being impressed with him in midweek and as it stands, look likely to get him.
United had scouts at this game watching Haaland and should not let them make a move unchallenged.
He is worth at least three times his release clause, and has scored two goals and provided three assists in six Champions League games this season.
The 24-year-old is a skilful and intelligent player who would add extra creativity and goal threat which United have lacked at times this season.
The Telegraph also report Wolves are looking to sign Salzburg star Hwang Hee-Chan, who has been highly impressive this season.
He has a release clause of between 20 and 25 million Euros. It is claimed other Premier League sides are keen. It’s possible United may be one.
An added complication
United’s hopes of signing Erling Haaland are already complicated enough, with agent Mino Raiola sticking his oar in.
Sky Sports report Haaland is due to visit German sides RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund as they both attempt to win him over.
Salzburg have a really tough task to hold onto him, and they won’t want to lose all three of Haaland, Minamino and Hwang in the same transfer window.
It is important United get the deal done for Haaland first if we are pushing ahead to sign him.
He has netted 28 goals already this season and while he drew a blank against Liverpool in midweek, he scored in all five of his previous Champions League games.
United should be tempted to pay an extra £7.25 million to sign Minamino too.
What better way to get the best out of Haaland than signing his talented creative teammate to supply him with chances?
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