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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'can use £75m Romelu Lukaku funds in January'

Solskjaer 'can use £75m Lukaku funds in January'
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Manchester United will reportedly grant manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the entirety of the £75m received from Inter for Romelu Lukaku to bolster a top-four push in January.

Manchester United bosses will reportedly give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the entirety of the £75m fee received for Romelu Lukaku to spend in January, should the Norwegian need the funds to strengthen a top-four push this season.

The 46-year-old brought in £150m trio Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James this summer, with all three impressing in the opening fortnight of the season.

According to The Sun, however, the United boss is still eager to sign a creative midfielder and could address that desire in January with the money received from Inter Milan for Lukaku.

Andreas Pereira was tasked with that job in the 4-0 opening day victory over Chelsea, but was dropped for United's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.

Fellow midfielder Fred has yet to feature at all this season, having been signed by Jose Mourinho last summer for around £52m.

Alexis Sanchez could soon follow Lukaku to the San Siro, with the Chilean reportedly in talks with the Italian giants.

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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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