Five Man Utd transfer targets for Solskjaer in Jan including Cavani and Costa

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner… and new Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already drawn up his wish-list for Santa.

The Norwegian may only be back at Old Trafford until the end of the season.

 

But it looks like the board will back him with transfer funds in January as United look to bid for a top four finish.

It’s been clear since the summer that the Red Devils are lacking in a number of areas.

And Solskjaer is sure to be holding out for reinforcements in various positions.

Here, SunSport takes a look at five players who could be heading to the Theatre of Dreams next month.

Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen has revealed he could leave Chelsea in January
Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen has revealed he could leave Chelsea in January
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ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN (Chelsea)

UNITED’S defence have conceded a whopping 29 goals in the Premier League so far, more than they shipped last season.

Christensen is finding game time hard to come by at Stamford Bridge at Maurizio Sarri, and has previously revealed he could leave in January.

The talented Dane has the potential to become one of the world’s top centre-backs, and Solskjaer could benefit from a fellow Scandinavian bossing his backline.

United had been lining up Juventus winger Douglas Costa during Jose Mourinhos tenure
United had been lining up Juventus winger Douglas Costa during Jose Mourinho’s tenure
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DOUGLAS COSTA (Juventus)

REPORTS claim the Red Devils were hoping to sign Brazilian Costa for Mourinho before the defeat to Liverpool made his position untenable.

Costa would provide the speed and dexterity United have been lacking in the final third this term.

And Juve could be open to transfer talks as they look to make room for new faces.

RB Leipzigs Swedish ace Emil Forsberg would provide United with different options in midfield
RB Leipzig’s Swedish ace Emil Forsberg would provide United with different options in midfield
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EMIL FORSBERG (RB Leipzig)

SWEDEN’S key man is capable of playing as a left winger, but is at his best when in the No 10 role.

Forsberg has long been tipped for a Premier League move and also has the work-rate needed to become a success at the Theatre of Dreams.

Juan Mata is free to talk to clubs next month and Forsberg could be the perfect replacement.

Edinson Cavani has the perfect profile for a classic United striker
Edinson Cavani has the perfect profile for a classic United striker
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EDINSON CAVANI (PSG)

REGARDED as one of the world’s most devastating strikers, Cavani would give United an injection of personality and determination in attack.

Romelu Lukaku has struggled for form this season, while Alexis Sanchez seems to be spending most of his time out injured.

Cavani is believed to be frustrated in France after falling behind Neymar in the pecking order, and may feel it’s his final opportunity to test himself in a new league.

James Rodriguez could be tempted to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League
James Rodriguez could be tempted to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League
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JAMES RODRIGUEZ (Bayern Munich)

18 MONTHS into his two-year loan from Real Madrid, Rodriguez is yet to rediscover the blistering form which made him a hit at the 2014 World Cup.

However, the playmaker remains one of the most technically-gifted footballers in the world.

And on his day, Rodriguez can put any pass – and almost any shot – on a plate.

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