Manchester United are looking at bringing in a mixture of young talent and experienced big names, during the transfer window, and priority areas for them are central defence, full-back, central midfield and the wings.
Their first-choice centre-back is Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
However, the Senegalese international’s hefty price is likely to thwart their hopes.
Koulibaly, 27, is under contract with Napoli until 2023 with a reported €150 million (£130m) buy-out clause in 2021, and his club has no need to sell.
However, the big signing they had been hoping to land was Jadon Sancho.
He was the Red Devils’ top attacking target and that they were his preferred option if he was to return to the UK from Borussia Dortmund this summer but United’s terrible end to the season has changed everything, with them finishing on 6th place, Sancho is reluctant to give up Champions League football and if he is to move he wants to play for a club where stability, progression, development and a chance of winning trophies is guaranteed.
The 19-year-old England forward now harbours severe doubts that United can offer any of those assurances.
PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid want Sancho too, but there has been no contact from other Premier League clubs.
The transfer fee to price him from Dortmund this summer would be in excess of £100 million, though he is not agitating for a move, it’s looking 50-50.
United will strongly rival Manchester City for full-back Wan-Bissaka, while in central midfield Rabiot is among those on their radar – though much will depend on what happens with Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils are also among the suitors for Swansea winger Daniel James.