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Man Utd consider Dembele as Jadon Sancho alternative

Manchester United are considering Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele as an alternative if Jadon Sancho proves too expensive, The Athletic reports.

Sancho, 20, remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main target but Borussia Dortmund are demanding €120m (£108m) for the England star.

United are unwilling to pay that sort of money and will try to negotiate a reduction with BVB.

The Athletic claims that United could limit their net spend to around £50m (€55.85m) in the window.

United have denied these reports, saying they have not yet set a budget due to uncertainties about the impact of the Coronvirus pandemic.

If talks for Sancho reach a stalemate though, the Red Devils could look to Barca flyer Dembele.

The 23-year-old has struggled since his move from Dortmund to Barcelona for an initial €105m.

Injuries haven’t helped Dembele, with the French international suffering a series of muscle ailments.

However, his talent is not questioned and as a much cheaper alternative to Sancho he could become a realistic option for United.

Reports from Spain in May said Dembele could go for €50m, less than half of what Dortmund currently want for Sancho.

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