Manchester United are working around the clock to assemble a squad to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.
After finishing runners-up to their cross-town rivals in 2020/21, the Red Devils are keen to reinforce several departments in the summer to bridge the gap on Pep Guardiola’s side.
Currently fourth-favourites in the betting odds for the Premier League title, a smart transfer window could boost our chances of mounting a serious challenge and winning a trophy next season. You could use this Genting bet promo code now to back United if you think singing a couple of key players can turn United into title contenders.
Let’s take a look at United’s recent activities in the market.
Manchester United on the verge of signing Jadon Sancho
After failing to get the deal over the line last summer, the Red Devils are keen to finalise Jadon Sancho’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund this time around (via Metro).
Desperate to bring the ex-Manchester City youth academy graduate to Old Trafford, United football director John Murtough has already found an agreement with the German heavyweights in the region of £77.4million.
United have recently accelerated their pursuit of the 21-year-old winger despite his involvement in Euro 2020 with England.
Sancho has already signed in for a lucrative £250,000-a-week contract and is expected to become one of the club’s highest earners when the transfer becomes official.
The Englishman’s arrival looks imminent, as the future of out-of-sorts forward Anthony Martial hangs by a thread.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep hold of Anthony Martial
Even though the Premier League powerhouse seem to be a step away from completing a blockbuster move for Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to retain underperforming Anthony Martial.
Heavily linked with a departure from the Theatre of Dreams over the past couple of weeks, the former Monaco starlet endured a topsy-turvy 2020/21 campaign.
With Sancho primed to join and Edinson Cavani already above him in the pecking order, Martial may find his first-team opportunities diminished next season.
However, Solskjaer appears to be keeping the 25-year-old Frenchman in high esteem and has already informed the club’s powerbrokers of his desire to stick with Marital next term.
According to the Daily Express, the Norwegian believes the star forward will play a prominent role at Old Trafford in 2021/21 despite his troublesome campaign last time out.
Jesse Lingard set to open extension talks with Manchester United
Following an eye-catching six-month loan spell at West Ham United in 2020/21, Jesse Lingard may have earned a new contract at Old Trafford.
After a miserable two years under Solskjaer, the 28-year-old left Manchester for the London Stadium in January to revive his career, and there’s no denying he excelled in the capital.
Although his blistering showings for West Ham indicated he could sign a long-term contract in London, Lingard’s future looks to be lying at United.
The Red Devils hierarchy is poised to tie the English forward down to a new three-year contract and is set to kick-start negotiations with his representatives soon.
As per the Daily Star (via 90min), the three-time European Cup winners are eager to hand Lingard a new long-term contract and reintegrate him into their plans moving forward.