Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming to rebuild his Manchester United squad (Getty Images)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts the prospect of signing Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice could be out of Manchester United’s reach this summer, according to reports.
United are set for a major squad revamp and Solskjaer is keen to strengthen several areas of his squad.
Swansea City winger Daniel James is on the verge of completing an £18 million move to Old Trafford after undergoing a medical at United’s training ground on Thursday.
Solskjaer is also looking to recruit a new central defender and reports claim that a £350,000-a-week deal has been offered to Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, although United face stiff competition from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, who can all offer Champions League football.
Jadon Sancho is set to stay at Borussia Dortmund for another year (AP Photo)More: Football
Sancho, meanwhile, was one of United’s priority targets for the summer but the 19-year-old is understood to have reservations about moving to Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund want the winger to stay for at least another season.
Rice is also wanted by United but the 20-year-old signed a new long-term contract with West Ham in December and has given no indication that he wants to leave the club.
Declan Rice is on Manchester United’s summer shortlist (Getty Images)According to the Evening Standard, Solskjaer now ‘reluctantly accepts’ that United will be unable to bring Sancho or Rice to Old Trafford this summer.
The report also claims that United are unwilling to spend over £50m on Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while United have not yet followed up their interest in Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff with a concrete offer.
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