The Sun reports and after qualifying for the Champions League, he knows they have a better chance of getting the best players to help them do that, too.
But Solskjaer still wants him plus a midfielder and a full-back, with Leicester's Ben Chilwell on the radar.
He has £140m to fund his spending mission.
Solskjaer said: “The club know what I feel we need and we will try and pursue it and see where we end up.
“The Champions League means better opposition for this team next year, bigger games, and we need to step it up because every week in the Champions League you have to play your best team."