Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a busy man this summer, with a mega-money deal for Jaden Sancho signed off and a swoop for Rafael Varane nearing completion.
But the Manchester United manager has already been plotting a blockbuster deal for a striker - with Tottenham star Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland earmarked for a future switch to Old Trafford.
United currently have Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in their attacking ranks.
Rashford and Greenwood are often utilised as wide-forwards, whilst doubts have emerged over Martial's future after a number of dismal displays.
Cavani is in the twilight years of his career, meaning Solskjaer will soon turn his focus to securing a new number nine.
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ESPN are reporting that the Norwegian has set his sights on a signing a world-class striker ahead of next season - and there is a hope that Kane or Haaland will still be available.
There are no guarantees that either will still be on the market though, with both being courted for money-spinning switches this summer.
But after sanctioning a £72.9m deal for Sancho, along with an initial £34m for Varane, the United hierarchy accept they will have to bide their time for any more big business.
Kane has been heavily pursued by the Reds' bitter rivals Manchester City, but it appears he could be staying put.
Chelsea's admiration for Haaland is well-documented, but they too may wait until next summer when he'd be available for less than his reported £150m pricetag.
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Solskjaer worked with Haaland during his time at Molde in Norway, and attempted to lure the 21-year-old to Old Trafford before he made the switch to Germany.
The United boss has kept a keen eye on the striking phenomenon ever since, confirming as much in a press conference earlier this year.
"When you have had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them and I keep in touch with Erling," Solskjaer said.
"It's great to see him become the player he has become and [how] he works to improve all the time.
"He's a Dortmund player -- we just wish him well there and let's see what life will bring later on."
Solskjaer's transfer stance has effectively given striking flop Martial 12 months to save his United career.
The Frenchman has failed to live up to the hype since his initial £36m move from Monaco back in 2015.
The 25-year-old forward netted just four goals in 22 appearances last season - a return that has led to uncertainty surrounding his long-term future in Manchester.
Martial would be the most likely casualty should United target a new striker, so he will be desperate to impress his boss next year in order to avoid being booted out of Old Trafford.
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