Manchester United flopped last term with a trophyless campaign and a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.
It’s led Solskjaer to demand a revamp of the squad – with the focus on bringing in talented youngsters who want to improve.
Dan James will be his first signing as United manager when his £15m transfer goes through.
Focus will then turn to adding defenders to the ranks.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, of Crystal Palace, is the man he wants to become the club’s new right-back.
Previous captain Antonio Valencia has departed the club leaving just Diogo Dalot as an option, and Solskjaer has made getting the England Under-21 international a top priority.
Getting a deal done is proving tricky though, with Palace demanding £60m for Wan-Bissaka and rejecting United’s opening offer, understood to be worth around £40m.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to get Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer”
Maguire was a top target for United 12 months ago after he starred at the World Cup.
Jose Mourinho couldn’t get the centre-back, but Solskjaer will hope to be more lucky.
However Leicester want a whopping £80m for the England international, which could mean a transfer doesn’t go through.
United confirmed their agreement with Swansea for Dan James last week – with the deal expected to go through today when the international transfer window opens.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea City and Daniel James for his transfer to the club,” they wrote in a statement.
“Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex.
“Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week.”
United learn their fixtures for next season on Thursday when the 2019-20 Premier League schedule is published at 9am.