MANCHESTER UNITED could be prepared to spend big yet again next summer to bring in a new centre-forward.
Despite the Red Devils luring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to be keen to add to his arsenal of attacking options.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could look to bring another striker to Old Trafford next summer[/caption]
Ronaldo will have just a year left on his contract in 2022, while Edinson Cavani is likely to depart on a free transfer when his contract expires.
And United would surely bring in another new face to compete with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and Mason Greenwood up top.
Here SunSport looks at five possible options for United.
The Bayern Munich ace, 33, peaked the interest of top teams in the summer after it was claimed he is seeking a new challenge.
And the Poland international, who has already scored seven goals in four games this term, would represent a brilliant short-term option for United.
Like Ronaldo, Lewandowski could become a mentor for Greenwood, and United have shown in recent years they are more than welcome to bring in experienced strikers.
Ronaldo, Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson have all joined the club at the age of 33 and older.
Poland ace Robert Lewandowski is reportedly looking for a new challenge away from Bayern Munich[/caption]
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One player that is destined to depart the Bundesliga in 2022 is Borussia Dortmund marksman Erling Haaland.
The 21-year-old is available for just £64million due to a clause in his contract, with European’s elite vying to secure his services.
And SunSport understands that United will look to sign him next year as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes up a reunion with the Norway international.
Haaland‘s professional debut came at Molde in 2017 as a 16-year-old under the tutelage of Solskjaer.
Norway international Erling Haaland is expected to depart Borussia Dortmund in 2022[/caption]
The Tottenham striker decided to remain in North London this summer despite reportedly pushing for a move away.
It has been claimed that the England skipper turned down a new Spurs deal last month, with the player to potentially leave next year.
And United have been touted as a possible destination for the ex-Leyton Orient loanee.
Tottenham star Harry Kane decided against a move away from North London in the summer[/caption]
The 2018 World Cup winner is free to speak to clubs in January with his Paris Saint-Germain contract to expire at the end of the season.
Real Madrid are believed to be in pole position to prise him away from Parc des Princes.
But a move to the Premier League cannot be ruled out, with United said to have put him on their shortlist ahead of a potential move next year.
French forward Kylian Mbappe is in the last year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract[/caption]
The Everton man, 24, was linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams in July.
And club legend Rio Ferdinand urged his former employers to bring the towering centre-forward to United in the summer.
Speaking in April, he said: “The ex-defender said: “Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him.
“I’ve watched a lot of Everton this year and he’s one that unnerves defenders. He’s not one you want to play against week in, week out. He’s aggressive, he attacks the ball.
“I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. It’s one out of left field a little bit but I think he’d have a big impact.
“He’d get on the end of the things created by Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood.”
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has three Premier League goals to his name this term[/caption]