Manchester United are reportedly lining up a late bid to make Bournemouth’s Joshua King their deadline signing, reports in England suggest
The Red Devils successfully negotiated Bruno Fernandes‘ arrival from Sporting Lisbon yesterday after a month of talks and persuasions and are now keen to reinforce the forward line, too.
Faced with a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a stress fracture in his back, Marcus Rashford will not be able to help United in their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League for the foreseeable future.
His injury has forced United’s hand despite the club’s intentions to wait for the summer to bring in a new striker after their efforts to land Erling Braut Haaland came a cropper.
Josh King desperate for dream Man Utd return as Solskjaer lines up second bidhttps://t.co/Yewg3PI5zn— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) January 31, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out another signing by the end of the day, although he believes Fernandes’ deal concluded United’s business in the ongoing transfer window.
“I don’t expect any more business to be done, but sometimes I say something here and then something else happens,” the Norwegian manager said.
As reported by Sky Sports, the Old Trafford outfit could launch a last-minute bid to sign King after Bournemouth comfortably rejected their first offer.
The Cherries want to keep hold of the 28-year-old as they consider him indispensable in their battle to avoid relegation, even though he has managed just three Premier League goals so far.
King came through the ranks at the Theatre of Dreams, but unfortunately for him, he never got the chance to prove himself at a senior level.
The Norway international has made a name for himself at the Vitality Stadium, netting 45 goals in 151 outings for Bournemouth.