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Man Utd transfer news: Solskjaer lines up double January deal with ambitious raids

Solskjaer has barely been in charge of Manchester United a week but has already secured a convincing 5-1 win over Cardiff in his first game in charge.

And it seems the Norwegian is already looking ahead to the January transfer market to ensure he has the best chance of securing a top four finish this season.

The interim boss, who replaced Jose Mourinho this week, has his eye on Bournemouth striker Josh King, according to The Sun.

Solskjaer is a huge fan of the 26-year-old having worked with the forward during his playing days at Old Trafford.

The former Cardiff boss was coaching the United reserves when King was making a name for himself in youth teams.

King’s five goals for the Cherries this season has already seen him linked with the likes of Tottenham but Bournemouth will be reluctant to let their star man leave next month.

King is rated at £25m by Eddie Howe’s side but Bournemouth know a January departure would have a huge impact on their ambitions this season.

Solskjaer is also looking for another centre-back with Porto star Eder Militao on the club’s radar.

Man Utd transfer news: The Bournemouth forward has five goals to his name this term (Pic: GETTY)
United have been linked with the young talent for some time with Mourinho also a fan but Porto are keen to tie him down to a new contract.

Porto president Pinto Da Costa said: “There was talk of one or two clubs.

“There is a termination clause, we are trying to negotiate to renew the contract and increase the clause.”

Signing a new deal would put Militao’s release clause at around £45m with his current deal running until the summer of 2023.

Starsport understands Solskjaer will have up to £50m to spend next month so he may be forced to pick between King and Militao should the defender sign a new deal in the coming weeks.

Man Utd transfer news: Eder Militao remains on the club’s radar (Pic: GETTY)
Solskjaer admitted earlier this week he would have an input on transfers in the coming window, saying: “I will have an input, of course.

“The job now is to get to know the players, observe them and see the qualities we’ve got.

“I’ve seen more or less every game from Norway, when I’ve had time from the other job. But to get to know the players and think ‘what can I improve them on’ – that’s my job.

“The club have got their recruitment and scouting, so I’m sure they’ve got their targets. But I’ve not sat down and talked about that, because my job is to get these players enjoying football.”

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