According to reports published today, Manchester United are in pursuit of Lautaro Martinez and Leandro Paredes and are ready to shell out a hefty transfer fee of £120m for the Argentine duo.
Manchester United are showing signs of recovery from the disastrous start of the season, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to bolster his squad in January.
The likes of Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho have been linked with moves to Old Trafford, and The Mirror reports that the 20-time champions of England have added Martinez and Paredes to their shortlist.
Martinez has established himself as one of Europe’s most in-form strikers with eight Serie A goals and five in the Champions League already this season and is understood to be open to a move following Inter Milan’s failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the latter tournament.
Barcelona reportedly view Martinez as an ideal long-term successor to Luis Suarez, but United could look to beat the Spanish giants to the 22-year-old in January.
Paredes could be free to leave Paris Saint-Germain having failed to work his way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans at the Parc des Princes, making just four appearances across all competitions so far this season.
Both players meet Solskjaer’s criteria for transfer targets of young players with room for improvement, rather than bringing in established big-name signings.