Manchester United are planning four new signings early next year as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to rebuild his squad.
Solskjaer has outlined his intention to sign a striker in the January transfer window after injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial left the United boss relying on 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to lead the line.
United are short of strike options following the summer departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, neither of whom were replaced.
They have been linked with moves for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and out-of-favour Juventus man Mario Mandzukic.
And now it has emerged that United are targeting three more signings before the Euro 2020 Championship finals, with prices potentially set to be inflated by performances in the tournament.
United have provisionally earmarked a full-back, a midfielder, a forward and a striker, according to a report from the Manchester Evening News .
All four fit into Solskjaer’s preferred profile of young, talented homegrown players, with Sancho aged 19, Rice 20 and Maddison and Chilwell both 22.
They are all involved in the England set-up – Maddison has played nine times for the under-21s, while the other three have all played at senior international level.
Former Manchester City youth prospect Sancho is valued at £100million by Dortmund and has two and a half years left on his contract, but is expected to be hot property across Europe after impressing since breaking into the team at a young age.
Maddison is being viewed as an ideal midfield partner for Paul Pogba. United are planning for the French World Cup winner to remain in the squad despite constant links to Real Madrid and Juventus, and his assertion in the summer that he would be keen on a new challenge.
United could release 30-somethings Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young next year, while the club hope to sell Alexis Sanchez and a centre-back.