- Man United are keen to bring in an array of new players once the summer window opens
- Defence and attack are among the key departments identified that need strengthening
- Erling Haaland and Sergio Ramos are among players thought to be on United's wishlist
Man United's new football director John Murtough is set for a busy summer transfer window just weeks after he was appointed to the role.
Murtough was handed the fresh challenge earlier in March, with the new responsibility expected to see him play a major role in United's transfer deals.
Mirror UK reports the former academy chief will assume some roles previously held by the club's executive vice-chair, Ed Woodward.
The arrival of Murtough came after years of concerns from United fans who wanted Woodward relieved of his big role in transfer dealings.
Last summer, for instance, Woodward faced the brunt frustrations of supporters after the Red Devils failed to complete the signing of Jason Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
However, this summer, United could be afforded the opportunity of signing up to four new players they have previously targeted.
Club boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is understood to be keen on a number of signings, including a new centre-back who can be paired with Harry Maguire.
A proved goalscorer is also on the wishlist of the Norwegian who is yet to win a single title since his permanent appointment back in 2018.
It is understood Juve's Paulo Dybala is among the players the Manchester club are eyeing to bolster their attack, with reports suggesting Juve could consider a swap dealing involving Paul Pogba.
Dybala was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford last summer, and Woodward was even believed to have held talks with the Argentine's agent.
However, the move did not see the light of day, with the Old Lady forward extending his stay at the Turin-based club.
Next on the list is Raphael Varane who is edging closer to the end of his current deal at Real Madrid.
The experienced defender has previously been linked with United and currently face an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Apparently, Varane is not the only Real player United are interested in, with the EPL side said to be keeping tabs on Sergio Ramos.
Ramos could well be available for free in the summer as he is yet to ink a new deal with Los Blancos.
And finally on the shortlist is Erling Haaland, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom this season.
Haaland has been impressive for Borussia Dortmund through this term, courting attention from top European football powerhouses.
United, will, therefore have to contend with competition from a number of clubs in their bid to land the Norwegian hotshot.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Italian giants AC Milan opened talks with Premier League side Manchester United over the permanent transfer of Diogo Dalot to the San Siro stadium this summer.
Ole Solskjaer decided to send the Portuguese player on loan to AC Milan before the start of the season and the 22-year-old has played 24 games this term for the club.