Manchester United transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to secure signing of Newcastle midfielder Sean

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The Red Devils return for pre-season training in the coming days and Solskjaer is keen to strike a deal with Newcastle quickly

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to seal the signing of Sean Longstaff this week, according to reports.

On Saturday, the Red Devils completed the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who became their second signing of the summer following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea.

Longstaff has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame at Newcastle

Longstaff has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame at Newcastle

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Now, the Norwegian is keen to add a midfielder to his ranks and according to the Daily Star, the United chief is eager to get the signing secured as soon as possible.

United’s players will return for pre-season training shortly and Solskjaer has asked Old Trafford chiefs to meet Newcastle’s demands for Longstaff, who impressed in midfield for the Magpies last term.

Newcastle want £20million plus add-ons for the 21-year-old and United have made him a priority this summer – even ahead of other midfield targets Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen.

United will push ahead with the deal knowing Solskjaer wants Longstaff through the door before his players depart for their pre-season tour of Australia, China, Singapore and Wales on July 8.

Talks with Crystal Palace to sign Wan-Bissaka dragged on for weeks as United haggled with Crystal Palace over add-ons and Solskjaer is keen to avoid a similar episode with Newcastle over a deal for Longstaff.

It is believed United will lodge an official bid for Longstaff in the coming days but their first offer will be £5million below Newcastle’s asking price.