Five players Man Utd could sign with 'huge transfer warchest' including Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Sergio Ramos

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to hand boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a huge transfer warchest this summer.

Red Devils chief Ed Woodward is prepared to spend 'significant sums' in the next transfer window, according to the Manchester Evening News.

A centre-back to partner Harry Maguire remains top priority with the club also looking to bring in an attacking force.

SunSport looks at five potential signings United could make now the cash is available.

Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, 20, is Europe's hottest property after bagging a sensational 38 goals and nine assists in just 40 games for the Bundesliga side in all competitions.

He turned down a move to Old Trafford to join Dortmund in January 2020 and Solskjaer has plenty of work to do if he is to convince his fellow Norwegian to sign on the dotted line.

Reports suggest Real Madrid are gunning for either Haaland or PSG's Kylian Mbappe this summer.

Manchester City are also eyeing Haaland as the long-term successor to Sergio Aguero at the Etihad and are said to be plotting a £100m bid with Chelsea and Liverpool also keen.

If United could secure Haaland to lead their line it would undoubtedly be a major coup but would also leave a huge dent in their finances.


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Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho could finally move to Manchester United this summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Haaland's Dortmund team-mate Sancho was United's No1 transfer target last summer but a £108m move never materialised.

The Red Devils have renewed hope of finally landing their man after reports suggested the England star is 90 per cent likely to leave BVB in the next window.

Solskjaer missed out on former City youth star Sancho as the club failed to meet Dortmund's lofty valuation but they are now thought to have hacked £20m off their asking price.

Dortmund need to raise funds and Sancho is said to be on an EIGHT-man shortlist of players to get the axe.

Sergio Ramos

United have made no secret of their desire to bag a centre-back to team up with Maguire in the heart of defence.

Spanish skipper Sergio Ramos' contract at Real Madrid expires this summer and he will become a free agent.

Ramos, 34, is currently sidelined after a knee op but is in the middle of a stand-off with Los Blancos over an extension and could look for pastures new with PSG also in the frame.

United are weighing up a move but are reportedly yet to make contact with the player's agent.

Old Trafford chiefs would hope Ramos could have a similar impact to the impression made by Thiago Silva at Chelsea.

Ibrahima Konate

Manchester United are reportedly battling Chelsea for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, 21.

Konate has impressed alongside Dayot Upamecano for the Germans – who now seems destined for Bayern Munich.

Konate fits United's desire to bring in younger players and is valued in the region of £40m.

Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe have all had chances with captain Maguire this season but United want someone else to come in and nail down the spot and the Frenchman could be the perfect man.

Pedro Goncalves

United are thought to have enquired about Sporting Lisbon's attacking midfielder Pedro Goncalves.

After also pinching Bruno Fernandes from the Portuguese side, the Red Devils could be set for another raid to swoop for his replacement.

Goncalves joined Sporting in August last year for just £5.85m from Famalicao and has helped drive Sporting towards the title with 14 goals in 15 league appearances.

The Mail reports he has a £53m release clause which Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are ready to activate as they look to pip their rivals to the deal.

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