Man Utd line up shock transfer for Southampton striker Danny Ings with Solskjaer looking to bolster attack
MANCHESTER UNITED will reportedly attempt to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings this summer – despite Edinson Cavani’s new deal.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to add to his striking department for months to help close the gap on champions Man City.
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They have been linked with big-money moves for Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
Now The Telegraph states United have enquired about a swoop for Ings.
The 28-year-old only has a year left on his Southampton contract and has yet to agree to an extension.
And due to the threat of losing him for free next season looming, United know Southampton will be put under pressure to sell if a formal offer is placed.
England international Ings has scored 12 goals in 28 Premier League matches for the South Coast club this season.
That follows on from the 22 he produced last term.
Solskjaer has secured veteran forward Cavani’s future by convincing the Uruguayan to pen a new £250,000-a-week 12-month deal.
But he refused to rule out signing another forward, saying: “No, of course I can't.
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“Yeah Edi signed but how many good strikers have we had at this club? And I can't say we're not signing a striker, of course not because we're building towards a better squad.
“We're top three two years on the bounce but we're still nowhere near where we want to be.
“Hopefully we'll end up with a stronger squad at the start of next season and be more consistent and challenge the ones in front of us.”
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