Man United decided against a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the Merseyside club demanded £80m for the centre-forward.
The Norwegian manager is a huge admirer of U21 England international and felt that his aerial presence could offer Man United something completely different to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
However, Red Devils were taken aback by the Toffees’ £80m valuation of the centre-forward and ended their interest in Dominic.
Calvert-Lewin was signed for only £1.5m from Sheffield United four years ago but it wasn’t until the appointment of the Italian manager that the centre-forward found his feet in the Toffees starting line-up.
The Englishman has repaid Carlo’s faith in him with 13 goals in 23 matches under Ancelotti, including a hat-trick in the weekend victory over West Brom.
Red Devils extended Odion Ighalo’s stay at the Old Trafford in July but the Nigerian’s loan move expires in winter, meaning he stays a short-term solution to the centre-forward problems.
Red Devils decided against a permanent deal for the ex-Watford player, suggesting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing a centre-forward to compliment the likes of Mason Greenwood, Rashford and Martial. Man United missed out on Dortmund star Erling Haaland in January, which forced them into an emergency move for Ighalo.
Red Devils have scouted Lyon forward Moussa Dembele heavily in the past but the French club want nearly £50m for the striker. Meanwhile, Red Devils are very close to signing Porto left-back Alex Telles. Red Devils feel that price tag is too much for a footballer with only one year left on his deal and still hope to negotiate a lower fee.