Kylian Mbappe ‘leads a list of Man United targets next summer including Erling Haaland and Harry Kane – if he doesn’t join Man City’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a move for a ‘big-name forward’
- Manchester United are said to be aiming for a huge striker signing next summer
- PSG hitman Kylian Mbappe is reportedly one of the names on their list of targets
- A sensational move for Spurs talisman Harry Kane is mooted to be on their radar
- Borussia Dortmund prodigy Erling Haaland is another candidate, the report says
Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Harry Kane are on a heavyweight list of Manchester United targets as the club bids to make a huge signing next summer, according to reports.
France hitman Mbappe is thought to be Real Madrid’s number one priority in a move that could be sealed before the end of the transfer window on September 1, but United are keeping a ‘watching brief’ on the World Cup winner’s situation, ESPN says.
United are keenly aware of Madrid’s prolonged interest in Mbappe, the report claims, with bosses said to be ready to meet the 22-year-old’s hefty wage expectations in the event of him becoming available without a transfer fee in 2022.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) is said to be eyeing PSG striker Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe’s (left) deal ends in 2022, with United one of the few clubs who could afford his wages
Mbappe is believed to be ready to choose Spain over the Premier League and complete a long-rumoured switch to the LaLiga giants by the start of next season.
Madrid freed up more funds for his signing by completing the sale of defender Raphael Varane to United in a £42 million deal last week.
Premier League contenders United have also reportedly put Borussia Dortmund prodigy Haaland and a sensational bid for Harry Kane on their list of options.
Tottenham talisman Kane is embroiled in a stand-off between Spurs and long-term suitors Manchester City, whose summer bid for the England captain was £50 million short of the £150 million asking price.
Dortmund star Erling Haaland (left) and Tottenham talisman Harry Kane could also be targets
United could capitalise if their arch-rivals failure to capture the 28-year-old this season, viewing him as an updgrade on Edinson Cavani ahead of the Uruguay forward’s anticipated departure at the end of the campaign.
Haaland looks set to stay at Dortmund this season despite his agent, Mino Raiola, holding talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain in April.
Chelsea have also shown interest in meeting the £150 million price tag for the Norway and Bundesliga phenomenon.
Haaland scored in both halves as Dortmund won 5-2 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening game of the German top-flight season on Saturday.