MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to entice Marcos Llorente to Old Trafford by doubling his wage packet, according to reports.
Manchester United have reportedly launched a bid to sign Marcos LlorenteCredit: AFP
The Norwegian has also appeared to lose faith in summer signing Donny van de Beek with the £35m man making just two league starts.
And it appears Solskjaer is wasting no time in getting potential summer deals over the line.
Llorente, 26, is eyed as the ideal man bolster United’s midfield options having scored 10 and assisted nine this season.
The Spaniard is thought to be happy at the Wanda Metropolitano and was not considering a transfer having emerged as a key player under Diego Simeone.
But reports in Spain add how United are ready to double his wage packet to £180,000-a-week to entice him to England.
Atletico have no plans to cash in on their asset but are believed to be seriously considering United’s offer following the financial impact coronavirus has had on football.
Llorente has been a long-term target of the Red Devils having first targeted him in January 2020.
He started his career at neighbours Real Madrid but struggled to force his way into the side and was eventually flogged to Atletico for £35m in 2019.
Llorente was initially deployed as a more defensive midfielder but Simeone found qualities pushing him further up the field.
Last season he scored twice to help knock Liverpool out of the Champions League Round of 16.
Solskjaer is also eager to land a new central defender and has been linked with moves for Raphael Varane and Joules Kounde.
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