Man United transfer shortlist: Three targets Solskjaer may sign with Jadon Sancho deal done

Manchester United can finally turn their attention to other positions in the transfer market with Jadon Sancho’s deal from Borussia Dortmund agreed in principle.

The club are still pushing hard to sign a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire, as well as an injection of youth into their midfield.

Express Sport takes a look at three players who could be next through the door at Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane

If rumours surrounding Sancho’s move to Manchester were dominating the headlines in the past few weeks, Varane has well and truly taken his place since the deal was confirmed.

The Real Madrid centre-back has been at the Bernabeu for a decade, amassing more than 300 appearances and a staggering four Champions League titles.

While taking a break after a chaotic season which ended in Euro 2020 disappointment, the Frenchman is believed to be pondering his future.

A sit-down chat with Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is currently hovering over one shoulder, while becoming an integral part of the United backline is over the other.

A move to Old Trafford would certainly present a new challenge for the 28-year-old, although the prospect of staying on to become a Madrid legend would not be such a terrible thing either.

Joachim Andersen

If the £42million price-tag slapped on Varane is deemed too much by Murtough and the rest of the United hierarchy, Andersen is thought to represent a cheaper alternative.

The Dane spent last season on loan at Fulham where he struggled to show what he was truly made of as the Cottagers slumped to relegation.

Lyon’s record signing still showed himself to be a solid, imposing presence at the back however, and a player with plenty more to come in a better side.

A bid in the region of £26m is believed to be enough for the 6ft 4in defender who could experience a huge step up in pressure if he moves to Old Trafford ahead of next season.

United have tried relatively unknown centre-backs in recent years, but to no avail. If this one goes through, Murtough and co. will hope to have unearthed a gem hidden in plain sight.

Eduardo Camavinga

At 18 years old, Camavinga is one of the most promising midfielders in world football.

Having spent almost two full seasons at the heart of Rennes’ midfield, the teenager has gained a freakish amount of experience for his age.

With just one year left to run on his contract, he is believed to be for sale this summer if the right offer comes in.

His all-round game has been clear for all to see since he broke into the first-team, so there will be no shortage of potential suitors.

The signing of Camavinga should simply come down to whether the United hierarchy can lay down a tempting enough offer to fend off the likes of PSG and Arsenal for his signature.