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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keeping tabs on Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane as alternatives to Erling Haaland.
The Athletic claims the Red Devils have made Borussia Dortmund superstar Haaland as their prime target this summer.
Yet the report adds that United could be in the conversation for Paris Saint-Germain ace Mbappe.
The World Cup winner is entering the final year of his contract in the French capital and could look to leave should Mauricio Pochettino’s side fail to win the Champions League.
And United legend Rio Ferdinand recently begged his former employers to ‘move heaven and earth’ to sign Haaland or Mbappe.
Tottenham’s England captain Kane is another striker listed as a player United admire closer to home.
Meanwhile. United will reportedly have to fork out an extra £4.2million if Bruno Fernandes is named PFA Player of the Year.
The player-voted award is set to be fought over by the Portuguese star with the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Harry Kane and Ruben Dias.
Should Fernandes, 26, prevail it will be another clause activated for his employers to stump up for.
According to The Times, United paid Sporting CP an initial £46.6m to sign the attacking midfielder in January 2020.
Since then, two clauses have been met worth £4.2m each, for starting 25 games and qualifying for the Champions League.
Picking up the PFA honour will trigger another £4.2m in an agreement which could also be met by him finishing in the Ballon d’Or top three.
And finally, Paul Merson believes Man Utd are ‘on the verge of a meltdown’ due to their poor form in the Premier League.
Writing in the Daily Star, Merson said: “Manchester United are on the verge of a meltdown – because that’s what it would be if they don’t finish in the top four.
“They were top of the league not so long ago and if you’re in with a chance of winning the title and then you don’t finish in the top four, that’s a major collapse.”