United will need to do some convincing to land the 24-year-old, who is sold on teaming up with compatriot Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
But, if they miss out, Moussa Dembele could be signed instead.
The France international impressed for Lyon before the Ligue 1 season was scrapped, scoring 16 league goals.
He’s been of interest to United for some time, with interest dating back to when Dembele played at Fulham.
Other strikers playing in France reportedly being eyed by Solskjaer are Wissam Ben Yedder and Victor Osimhen.
Like Dembele, the pair were both enjoying positive campaigns before the French government pulled the plug on the season.
And they’re joined on United’s list by Alassane Plea, Lautaro Martinez and Raul Jimenez.
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