Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told the club he wants at least three more signings in addition to the imminent arrival of Donny van de Beek this summer.
United look set to complete a £40m deal for Van de Beek from Ajax in the coming days, with the 23-year-old attacking midfielder to become their first player through the door since January.
They have been linked with a whole host of other big name signings, most notably Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, but as of yet nothing has materialised.
But according to The Times Solskjaer is still desperate to add a centre-back, right winger and striker to his squad before the transfer window slams shut next month.
This may mean, however, that they need to sell before they can buy, and the likes of Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard are most likely to move on.
United have not given up hope of luring Sancho to Old Trafford, despite Dortmund previously insisting they would not budge on their £108m valuation of the player.
Officials behind the scenes are quietly confident that they may be able to negotiate the price down later on in the summer, and there could yet be more twists and turns to come in the saga.
With regards to a centre-back, Solskjaer is said to be keen on a pacey partner for Harry Maguire.
RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano has been touted as a potential option, although the fact he recently signed a contract extension until 2023 means he would not come cheap.
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And United are still keeping an eye out for any potential available strikers to challenge Anthony Martial up top, with Odion Ighalo’s goals drying up towards the end of last season.
But they are running out of time if they want to get one in before the start of the new season, with United kicking off their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace in just under three weeks time.