Every transfer story that goes on for months will suddenly feature reports of alternatives as the buying team seems to try and force the matter.
It’s an open secret that Red Devils are desperately trying to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, but Ousmane Dembele could now be seen as an alternative.
Red Devils are trying to limit their spending this summer, and it does mean Ousmane could be a viable option. He’s had a horrible time in Blaugrana as injuries and being viewed as the fourth choice attacker in a system that relies on three attackers have severely limited his game time.
It means he’s been restricted to flashes and cameos here and there, and it’s actually hard to tell if France international would be a good addition.
Red Devils would need to be sure that his injury troubles were behind him as there’s no point in signing someone purely for the treatment table, but it’s also easy to forget that he’s just 23.
If they could get him back to the form he showed at Borussia Dortmund then he could be a great signing, but you have to think the supporters will still want Jadon if it’s possible.
It’s also worth remembering that this could be a diversion tactic to try and force Dortmund to sell their current star, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.