Manchester United have lined up a ‘Plan B’ should they fail in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho over his price-tag, according to reports.
Sky Sports claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look for a more experienced head to sign on loan while bringing in a youngster they can help develop.
Reporter James Cooper said: “United are looking at other alternatives and another strategy on top of that.
“This ‘Plan B’ would be looking for a more experienced head on loan coupled with a younger player learning the ropes as well.
“It would be someone who is not a risk as well as someone they can bring through.
“The deal isn’t dead but it’s certainly gloomy when you talk to anyone about Jadon Sancho.
“But Old Trafford are feeling pretty gloomy about this right now – it’s not going the way that Manchester United would like it to go.
“I think that’s because Borussia Dortmund are sticking to their guns with the sort of price they’re looking for Jadon Sancho.”
Inter Milan’s 31-year-old winger Ivan Perisic, Juventus’ Douglas Costa and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale are all on the shortlist linked with a move to Old Trafford.
United have also reportedly beaten European rivals to the signing of Atletico Madrid’s 16-year-old wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho.