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Manchester United no longer interested in signing a striker

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was said to be looking for depth in the forward role prior to Odion Ighalo’s loan being extended until January.

The former Watford man’s contract was set to expire weeks ago but negotiations saw Shanghai Shenhua agree to an extension.

This meant United no longer needed to quickly address the striker position and instead can revisit the position later in January.

However, it seems Ighalo isn’t the only reason why Solskjaer is no longer looking into signing a forward.

It makes sense for Manchester United to address the more immediate need of a right-winger as it’s a position that is in desperate need of attention.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is said to be the main transfer target and given how big of a transfer it will be, it makes sense to focus resources there.

Greenwood’s development could see him become ready for the striker position by January if he carries on in the current trajectory.

However, if he doesn’t then Manchester United could address it in the winter and purchase a striker if they feel the need to.

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PICTURES: Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell join Chelsea training

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Chelsea returned to training today (Wednesday) at Cobham, and there were two new faces joining the rest of the squad, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. The two summer arrivals had yet to train with the squad since signing, dealing with quarantine (presumably) and heel injury issues, respectively.

It’s unclear if either will be fit and ready for this weekend’s match against Liverpool, but it’s still nice to see them in training with the rest of the group! (Those who played on Monday apparently had a lighter session, but were all out there nonetheless.)

There’s no word on how close Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic may be. Ziyech is probably still a couple weeks out with his knee problem, at least, but Pulisic was supposed to be close before suffering a potential setback with his hamstring late last week. Neither were pictured in training, and one would assume their presence would get emphasized had they been there.

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

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