Man United have identified Danny Ings as a possible transfer target ahead of the summer window. Edinson Cavani’s decision to sign a 12-month deal extension has bought the Norwegian manager some time, but Ole stressed after last night’s draw against Fulham that Cavani’s renewed commitment would not preclude him from buying another striker during the close campaign.
He said: ‘We’re looking to strengthen the squad. Of course, there’s many, many, many things that you have to consider when you put a squad together. I am not saying that if Edi stays that means someone else in a forward position won’t come in.’
Asked in his post-match press conference if he could rule out signing a centre-forward, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replied: ‘No, of course, I can’t. Harry Kane and Erling Haaland represent Red Devils primary targets, but the battle to sign two of European football’s most prolific centre-forwards is intense, while there is no guarantee either Borussia Dortmund or Tottenham are ready to part company with their prize assets.
With that in mind, Red Devils have made an enquiry for England international who has rebuilt his career at Southampton after an injury-ravaged spell at Anfield.
The 28-year-old striker is likely to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 having scored 13 times for the Saints this campaign.
Danny has just one year left on his contract at St Mary’s and with negotiations over a new deal having stalled, Saints could be receptive to an offer, rather than risk losing their star player for nothing at the end of next campaign.