Sancho is set to be United’s first summer signing with an announcement imminent while there has been progress in talks with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane.
A defensive midfielder is still high on Solskjaer’s wishlist though with Rice seen as the top target.
He’s currently on holiday in Mykonos with a group of the England squad who reached the Euro 2020 final.
And some United fans hope that Luke Shaw could help convince Rice of a move to Old Trafford after the two were snapped together on a boat trip.
One Instagram user wrote: “Agent Shaw.”
Another posted: “Join Shawberto at MUFC.”