How Man Utd could line-up with Dayot Upamecano and Jadon Sancho bolstering Solskjaer's resurgent squad in title charge

MANCHESTER UNITED have been heavily linked with Jadon Sancho and Dayot Upamecano.

And SunSport has explored how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side might line-up if they land their top targets as the Red Devils push for the Premier League title.

United are hoping to put one over on bitter rivals Liverpool by landing £55m centre-back Upamecano.

Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has targeted the RB Leipzig star, 22, to bolster his creaking backline in the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk.

But with Klopp insisting he will NOT enter the market this month, United chief Solskjaer could add to the German’s woes by nipping in to sign him.

Upamenco’s £38m release clause is only activated in the summer.

However, United have scouted him for more than a year and were close to agreeing a deal at the end of last season.

But they stepped back when the player’s father started making extra demands – opening the door for Liverpool to join the race.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund will reportedly consider offloading Sancho but not fellow United target Erling Haaland this month.

That's the verdict from reports in Germany – IF cash-strapped Dortmund miss out on the cash windfall of qualifying for the Champions League.


The Bundesliga giants must finish in the top four but have slumped to seventh – increasing the risk of a flash sale in the summer.

Just last week it was suggested United could even land England winger Sancho this month.

Last summer Dortmund resisted United's efforts to sign £108million-rated ex-Manchester City youngster Sancho after refusing to take payment in instalments.

Elsewhere, the Red Devils are also eyeing a move for Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner.

The 'New Michael Ballack', 21, has been hailed as one of Austria’s biggest talents for years – and is already turning heads in the Bundesliga.

SunSport understands United have been tracking Baumgartner closely with a view to bringing him to Old Trafford to bolster their attacking midfield options.

A bid in the summer is most likely, but with the player’s contract running out in 2023, his current price tag of £16m is only going to increase.

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