KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United hopes to bring in Erling Haaland next summer
  • The club has completed the transfers of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane
  • Inking Solksjaer for three more years could be the boost that they need to entice Haaland

The transfer window is winding down as it is set to close on the 31st of August but title contenders Manchester United is apparently not done with all the moves.

The Jadon Sancho transfer saga has finally seen him join the Old Trafford side after almost two years of courtship, and Raphael Varane’s arrival from Real Madrid only improves their chances at an English Premier League title.

However, the club is determined to bring more talent to solidify their claims at major silverware this year.

Manchester United was reportedly in hot pursuit of West Ham United’s Declan Rice to solidify their midfield defense, but they have since dropped out and are now in search of a new central midfielder target.

Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid is still on the list, but they’d rather pay less than the £35 million ($49 million) price tag that the club has placed on him.

There are also rumblings of Manchester United deciding to pursue Sancho’s Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland next summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United reacts following the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on May 11, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo: Getty Images/Peter Powell - Pool

Manchester United had recently inked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to a new three-year deal, and the club hopes that it will be incentive enough to persuade Haaland to join them instead of Chelsea.

The Red Devils were close to signing him 18 months ago when the prolific striker decided to join Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Solskjaer gave a teenaged Haaland his major debut at Norwegian club Molde FK way back when and a reunion for the two could be in the cards.

Haaland has already shot down all transfer rumors this summer.

However, that doesn’t mean that the Norwegian will be staying in Germany for a couple more years as Chelsea continues their pursuit of Haaland this summer.

Haaland has a £63 million ($74.8 million) release clause that’s set to kick in next year, and Manchester United hopes he will consider a transfer to their side.

With Solskjaer signed for the long haul, the hope now is that Haaland will consider a reunion with his former boss in pursuit of major silverware.