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