Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is in talks with Barcelona over a potential deal for Ousmane Dembele.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have prioritised a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho all summer but have failed to come to an agreement over a fee.
Dembele is wanted on loan and the Red Devils have proposed a season-long deal to Barcelona, according to the Daily Record.
The La Liga giants want a sale, though, and have put a £90m price-tag on the France international.
But a simple loan deal would not be enough for the Nou Camp outfit, who are demanding an obligatory purchase option at the end of the season if United are to take the 23-year-old.
That means United would have to sign the winger on a permanent basis for £90m next summer, irrelevant of how he does this term on loan at Old Trafford.
And while there is no agreement yet, Dembele himself would also have to be convinced the switch is right for him.
The United boss is desperate for a top-quality right-winger and the Red Devils have little time left to get a signing over the line.