It is understood that Man United will now face Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele as their top target with just a few days to the end of the summer transfer window.

Reports claim that the Red Devils have accepted defeat in their chase for England international winger Jadon Sancho as their improved bid of £90 million is not being accepted by German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

Reports in Spain now claim that the Red Devils have turned their attention on the Barcelona star as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his attack for the new season.

Ousmane Dembele is no longer favoured for selection in the Barcelona team but he has continued to insist on staying at the club. However, a loan deal is being proposed with an option to buy and that could tempt the player into accepting the offer from the Red Devils so as to get more playing time.

Should Barcelona decide to let go of the former Borussia Dortmund forward, he will be available for about £53 million and that could be considered by the Red Devils to invest in.

Talks are expected to be held between the two clubs to agree on the terms for the deal before personal terms can be discussed with the player.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.