Manchester United boss wants to sign Bournemouth’s Josh King

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Bournemouth forward Josh King, but the club haven’t made a decision about that yet, according to 90MIN.

The Red Devils were eager to hire the 28-year-old back in January after failing to land their top target Erling Haaland, with the club unsuccessful with their two offers worth up to £25 million. They later signed Odion Ighalo on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua who will remain at Old Trafford until January 2021.

After his good start back in England, it looked Solskjaer didn’t have much faith in the Nigerian footballer. He was featured for only one minute in the Europa League semi-final that saw United lose against Sevilla, and only 11 minutes in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

The 47-year-old manager is searching for a striker who could compete with Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, and as per The Athletic, he is keen on King who is also interested to make the move.

Bournemouth, who suffered relegation at the end of last season, is said to value the 28-year-old at between £15 million and £20 million, however, it remains to be seen whether the club would make such a bid for the player.

The club’s chiefs are determined to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho while landing a new centre-back and left-back are also a priority for them, which means they might not be very keen to spend a big amount on a backup striker.

King, whose current contract with the Cherries is set to expire in a year’s time, has also sparked interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

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