Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plotting £250m Man Utd triple summer swoop

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plotting £250m Man Utd triple summer swoop

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in favour of signing the best young talent rather than experienced players.

It’s why he has ordered regular updates on Benfica pair Joao Felix, 19, and Ruben Dias, 21, plus Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, 24.

But the top clubs in Europe – including neighbours City, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid – also covet the trio who are now all internationals for their country.

It’s why forward Felix has a £105million release clause, midfielder Fernandes’ buy-out agreement is £95m while Dias has a value of £50m.

That adds up to a hefty £250m for all three.

That’s unlikely, but right now Solskjaer is keeping his options open.

Even though his appointment as full-time boss is yet to be confirmed he has given a transfer wish list to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

And these three acquisitions would highlight just how much power he has already gained.

Man Utd transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plotting £250m triple summer swoop

Man Utd transfer news: Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plotting a £250m triple summer swoop? (Pic: GETTY)

Ed Woodward is ready to spend big this summer (Pic: GETTY)

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Scott McTominay last night apologised to captain Callum McGregor and the Scotland fans for his Tartan Army snub in Kazakhstan.

The Manchester United midfielder appeared to be at the centre of a post-match bust-up involving the stand-in skipper and coach James McFadden after heading straight down the tunnel following the 3-0 defeat.

But McTominay, 22, insists it was NOT a lack of respect for the Celtic player or the fans – and revealed he was making a bolt for the toilet with an ‘emergency’ after a stomach bug had floored him for 24 hours.

And he admits he would have reacted the same way as the angry Hoops star, who wanted him out there to show some appreciation for the punters.

McTominay said: “Callum was simply being a good captain. I would have reacted exactly the same.

McTominay was left red-faced after a stomach bug left him needing to run to the toilet (Pic: GETTY)

“I spoke to Callum and apologised. I saw that he was speaking to Faddy but I had to go.

“I also apologised to Faddy for any confusion it caused between the two of them. It was an emergency and the circumstances were out of my hands. I finished as quick as I could and I went back out and then I had to listen to the manager.

“The past couple of days I’ve had a bit of a stomach bug and I’ve been nursing that.

“I had to leave one of the training sessions to go the toilet. Whenever you’re desperate, you have to go and it was the same at the end of the match.

“I have loads of respect for the fans who have travelled but I had to go.

“I went back out and tried to go back over to the fans until I realised that the manager was speaking and I was called back in.

“That was the end of it. Everybody knows I’m not the type of lad to do something like that. It’s ridiculous how these things can end up being blown up.”

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