Manchester United Give Up On Targets Jadon Sancho And Declan Rice

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to rebuild his Manchester United for next season but he's been dealt a double blow after accepting defeat in his attempts to sign Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice.

Manchester United are not where they need to be if they want to get back to challenging for titles and the team needs quite the rebuild starting this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to land his first signing in the next week in the shape of Swansea City winger Daniel James, with the two clubs having reportedly agreed a fee up to £18 million.

However the United boss has 'given up' on two of his other targets. According to the Evening Standard, Solskjaer has accepted that he won't be able to sign Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice this summer.

Sancho, left and Rice, right, won't be signing for United this summer. Image: PA Images
Sancho, left and Rice, right, won't be signing for United this summer. Image: PA Images

Sancho has become one of the brightest talents in world football in the past two seasons at Borussia Dortmund and United have remained the favourites to bring him back to England for some time.

It was reported that signing the teenager would cost anyone around £100 million and United's lack of Champions League football next season would have made it difficult to entice the player to Old Trafford.

The Bundesliga runners up are determined to keep hold of their player for at least another season too, which gives the Red Devils chance to qualify for the following season's Champions League at least.

Likewise West Ham don't want to sell Rice. The defensive midfielder had a breakout season at the London Stadium and has attracted plenty of interest.

The 20 year old, who declared for England earlier this year and now has three caps for the Three Lions, signed a new deal with the Hammers last December and would fetch a large fee.

United are looking to change their transfer directions and want to add young British players this summer, with James being a prime example.

Daniel James looks set to become United's first summer signing. Image: PA Images
Daniel James looks set to become United's first summer signing. Image: PA Images

Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan Bissaka is also on their list of targets as United look to bring in a right back, central midfielder, forward and potentially a centre back too.

Can United get back into the top four next season?

Ryan Sidle

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