The Red Devils want a new striker, and have been linked with both Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.
United’s cross-town neighbours, Premier League champions City, are said to be the frontrunners for Kane, despite facing the prospect of paying upwards of £130million.
As a result, Pep Guardiola is set to offload players in order to balance the books, with Gabriel Jesus one of the players mooted to leave the Etihad.
The Brazilian forward, 24, has barely featured this season as Guardiola has instead opted to play without a central striker.
He’s said to be unsatisfied with his role so far this season and is now ready to be set to move away.
Tottenham are reportedly ready to ask for him in any potential swap deal with Kane, but United should be taking a look themselves.
Back in 2009, United lost start striker Carlos Tevez to City in a clear indication that a power shift in Manchester was on the way.
Now, with Jesus said to be on the market, Solskjaer has the opportunity to give City a taste of their own medicine by bringing Jesus to Old Trafford.
A move from the Etihad to United could be filed under ‘extremely unlikely’, though it’s not illogical to think the striker would be tempted by a move to a rival in order to prove his old club made a mistake letting him go.
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United need to make a signature signing or two this summer to prove they mean business in the race for supremacy in the Premier League.
Signing Jesus from their arch rivals and giving him the platform upon which to prove himself as one of the best strikers in the league could be a masterstroke.
The move would also remove themselves from the Kane bidding war and give them the chance to use the money on Jadon Sancho instead, completing their frightening new front three.
United missed out on the title this season in part due to their lack of quality squad depth.
Bringing in Jesus and Sancho to play alongside Mason Greenwood in a front three, with Bruno Fernandes in his usual number ten role, would give Solskjaer little excuses if he failed to put them in more of a title challenge next season.