Solskjaer Identifies Dembele And Nicolas Pepe As Lukaku Replacements

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified two potential replacements for Romelu Lukaku.

After having lost his primary striker’s spot to Marcus Rashford last season, Lukaku has expressed his desire to depart from the Old Trafford club this summer.

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Serie A, with Inter Milan his most likely destination.

However, no deal has materialised so far, mainly due to Manchester United‘s enormous £80 million valuation of the star forward.


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While this proposed transfer remains uncertain, Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already identified two potential replacements for the Belgian international, as per the Evening Standard.

The two players are Lyon starlet Moussa Dembele and Lille frontman Nicolas Pepe – a French duo that was heavily impressive in the Ligue 1 last season.


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The report states that on one hand, the United scouts have already watched 22-year-old Dembele in action, whilst on the other, the club’s negotiators have established contact with Lille to enquire about the availability of Pepe, 24.

Lukaku’s sale will replenish Manchester United‘s coffers by £80m, and Solskjaer intends to make full use of those funds to bring in one of the two aforementioned forwards and bolster his strikeforce.

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