Manchester United open talks with £30m star as Solskjaer looks to land 2nd summer signing
Manchester United have made contact over a potential deal to sign Watford’s £30m-rated attacker Ismaila Sarr as they look for alternatives to Jadon Sancho, according to the Independent.
United have been locked in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for some time after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified Sancho as his prime transfer target as he looks to add a top class right sided attacker to his squad this summer.
However, their pursuit of the England international hasn’t proven easy as Man Utd have failed to agree terms with Dortmund and the Independent says there is increasing doubt that an agreement will be found before the window closes on October 5th.
United are growing increasingly frustrated in their attempts to land Sancho and are prepared to walk away from the negotiating table, so Solskjaer is looking at alternative targets.
According to the Independent, Sarr has been identified as a possible option and Manchester United have now made contact through intermediaries to enquire about a potential deal.
The report claims Liverpool are also showing a keen interest in the 22-year-old but Jurgen Klopp is working from a tight budget and may not have the money to fund a move for Sarr after agreeing a deal to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.