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Solskjaer Wants £20m Signing Secured Before United Head Out On Tour Next Week


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the transfer for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff to be sewn up before the first team fly out to Australia next week, according to the Daily Star.

United are scheduled to make the trip Down Under on July 8th, and the Norwegian has asked CEO Ed Woodward to ensure the midfielder is on the flight.

Reports have suggested that the Red Devils could secure Longstaff for £25m, but the Star claim the Magpies have set an asking price of £20m plus add-ons.

Considering the lengthy negotiations for both of United’s previous signings this summer, it would be a huge surprise if a deal for the 21-year-old is agreed inside 7 days.

However, with Newcastle currently without a manager, it may be the perfect time to try and snap up Longstaff.

He was handed a four-year contract by Rafa Benitez last summer, but with the Spaniard now having left St James’ Park, the midfielder may well consider leaving.