Three Man Utd striker targets revealed; Kane, Haaland ruled out

Premier League side Man Utd have drawn up a list of three striker targets they want this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Red Devils managed to tie Edinson Cavani down for another season after the Uruguayan impressed in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

Cavani scored 16 goals and provided five assists in 38 matches in all competitions for Man Utd but only 20 of those appearances came from the start.

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There are some worries about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming reliant on a player who is coming to the end of his career with Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood not yet showing a prolific streak.

Marcus Rashford had one of his best seasons for Man Utd but there is uncertainty over whether he will miss the first couple of months of the new campaign as the club and the striker weigh up shoulder surgery.

That leaves the Solskjaer potentially short of goalscoring options at the top of the pitch and Spanish website Fichajes suggest that Man Utd are looking at three strikers in particular this summer.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi are the three strikers linked.

The report claims that Calvert-Lewin – who appeared at Euro 2020 for England – is ‘ready to make the leap’ to Man Utd with the Everton star possessing ‘traits that Solskjaer likes a lot’.

Isak ‘fits perfectly with the Norwegian coach’s way of attacking’ and ‘can offer many solutions from the bench’, while Icardi ‘can do a lot of damage in the Premier League’ but is not ‘very convincing’ to the Man Utd board.

Fichajes add that Harry Kane and Erling Haaland – who the Red Devils have been heavily linked with this summer – have become ‘impossible options’. Especially after the Premier League club agreed a big deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile,  Jesse Lingard appeared in United’s 2-1 friendly victory over Derby on Sunday having returned to the club following his loan at West Ham in the second half of last season.

“Jesse is a Man Utd player,” said Solskjaer of the 28-year-old, who hit the woodwork. “He wants to fight for his place. He has come back bright, bubbly, loads of energy, confident.

“Everyone saw what he did towards the end of last season at West Ham. He is still in my plans.”


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