Man Utd Identify Sevilla Star As Option For Sancho And Dembele As Deadline Nears

As Monday's transfer deadline fast approaches, Manchester United have been forced to seek alternatives to Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele.

United's chances of reaching an agreement with Dortmund for Sancho are fading fast and Barcelona's Dembele emerged as a potential Plan B this week, but according to ESPN, a third option has now emerged in the form of Sevilla forward Lucas Ocampos.

They report the Spanish club would be willing to part with the 26-year-old Argentina international for around £35m.

The same report claim that representatives from United have already carried out extensive due diligence on Ocampos' attributes, temperament and his current situation at Sevilla.

Primarily, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a right-sided attacker to bolster his attacking options and provide support for Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

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Meanwhile, there is optimism a deal can be brokered for Dembele, who has been persuaded by his friend and France team-mate Paul Pogba to come to United.

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