Manchester United planning a double swoop invasion in the Ligue 1 this summer transfer season

Manchester United will have to give their best this summer season especially in their signings for them to get out of the deep that they have landed selves in.

It is not clear what the problem could be because the same players that United is playing are the same that Ole Gunnar Solkjaer was winning with after the immediate outing of Jose Mourinho until sometimes in February when things started getting sour.

The manager has been quoted saying that it will take time to get the team to its former glory which means it is going to a good investment and signing criterion starting this season as well a doing away with players that are not doing well and or get a younger group.

United are weighing on a move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe for £45million this summer who has been in superb form for Lille this season, scoring 21 goals and providing 12 assists, his exploits making him a target for United, as well as PSG and Arsenal.

With doubts over Romelu Lukaku’s United future, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for a new striker and 23-year-old Pepe ticks every box, his versatility at being able to play through the middle or on the right a major advantage.

The Ivory Coast international has been a revelation this season, his pace, power and clinical finishing marking him out as one of Europe’s most exciting young forwards.

Lille owner Gerard Lopez has already confirmed interest in Pepe from a host of English clubs, with United having had the player scouted extensively this season.

Although PSG is understood to have opened talks with Lille over Pepe, United are confident they would be able to land the player, even though they cannot offer Champions League football.

United, who finished sixth this season, 32 points behind champions Manchester City, will play in the Europa League next season, but believe they can still attract top-quality players this summer.

Another player on United’s radar this summer is PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been frozen out by the French champions and not played since December.

Rabiot has been made an outcast by the PSG hierarchy for refusing to sign a new deal and will be able to leave this summer for free, with Juventus and Chelsea also assessing him.

The 23-year-old was set to join Barcelona, but that deal fell through due to his £175,000-a-week wage demands and a signing-on fee of around £10m as a free agent. Barca instead turned their attention to Ajax midfielder Frankie De Jong, who they signed for £75m early in January.

But United would be able to meet those figures, with Solskajer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward now deciding whether to make a formal move for the France star.

United’s top transfer target this summer remains Borussia Dortmund’s £100m-rated England forward Jado Sancho, who left Manchester City last summer although the club is reluctant to let go the star.

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, and Crystal Palace’s England Under-21 full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, are also on Solskajer’s wanted list in what will be a major summer overhaul at Old Trafford.

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