The Manchester United boss has been largely frustrated this summer in his attempts to strengthen his squad, hindered by an apparent lack of funds amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A new centre-half, left-back and wide forward were all prioritiy positions that needed strengthening, but Solskjaer is also keen to add a new central striker to lighten the burden on Martial.
The France international enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career to date last season after he inherited the No.9 shirt from Lukaku, who departed for Inter Milan after falling out of favour with Solskjaer.
Currently, Odion Ighalo represents United’s backup to Martial, but the Nigeria international has looked a pale imitation of the player who gave the club such a boost when he arrived on loan back in January.
The likes of Edinson Cavani have been linked with a shock move to United in the last week, but the addition of an A-list name could disrupt the harmony Solskjaer had managed to strike, according to Lukaku.
He told The Times: ‘I hear a lot of people saying, ‘Let’s buy another this, let’s buy another striker, let’s buy that’.
‘If you buy another striker what are you going to do with Anthony? Anthony is a good player. He’s young. He’s now being the No 9 at a great club. Last year he scored 23 goals.
‘Give him a full season to confirm what he did last year instead of bringing in someone big to disrupt the chemistry in the dressing room.
‘Then you have Mason’s transition that is going to happen any time soon from right wing to number nine, and Mason is a killer. Like, I’ve seen him first-hand. He’s got something.’