Manchester United will have a crucial summer transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to launch a credible title push next season.
Last month’s Europa League final saw the Red Devils come agonizingly close to winning their first title under Solskjaer, but they were defeated in a thrilling penalty shootout by Villarreal.
They also finished second in the Premier League, indicating that a few signings will be necessary to push them closer to glory in the 2021/22 season.
Varane offered United pay rise
Manchester United have named Raphael Varane as a priority summer transfer target, according to Spanish publication Defensa Central, who claim the Red Devils are willing to offer the Real Madrid centre-back a lucrative £10.3 million per year contract.
Varane, who earns £4.3 million a year at Real Madrid, would get a hefty pay hike if he joined United.
The France international is claimed to have rejected a contract offer from Los Blancos, who offered him £7.7 million per year.
Ronaldo contacts United
Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives have reportedly approached United about a possible return to Old Trafford, according to ESPN.
After a difficult 2020/21 season in which they failed to retain the Italian title, the Portugal captain only has a year left on his current Juve contract and is rumored to be considering his next move.
His representatives are claimed to have spoken to Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid, all of whom could be interested in signing him.
Pogba set for contract talks
According to ESPN, Paul Pogba is expected to meet with United this summer to negotiate a possible contract extension.
Pogba is approaching the end of his current contract, which means he will be eligible to start discussing a free transfer elsewhere at the turn of the year.
And, with few clubs willing to pay for him in the upcoming transfer season, United officials are eager to sign the France midfielder to a new contract in order to prevent losing him for free in 2022.