Man United consider move to sign £53.6million playmaker – Report

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Manchester United continue to be linked with Jadon Sancho but they are looking at other options as well. Reports suggest that Barcelona playmaker, Ousmane Dembele, is now in the focus.

According to The Athletic, the Red Devils do have funds to lure the Dortmund star but they are looking to not spend more than £50million net in the summer transfer window.

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As far as the cheaper alternative is concerned, the renowned source have mentioned that Man United are considering making a move to sign Dembele from the Catalan giants.

The French international was brilliant for BvB in the 2016-17 campaign, he scored 10 goals and provided 21 assists and then moved to the Nou Camp to replace Brazilian superstar Neymar.

Barcelona secured a deal worth 145 million euros to lure him from the Bundesliga club (Sport). Unfortunately, since moving to Spain, the Les Bleus playmaker has spent majority of his time on the treatment table.

Even in the current campaign, a hamstring injury has kept him out and he has only started 5 games in all competitions (1 goal).

In such a scenario, the Spanish champions want to get rid of the 23-year-old, who can effectively play as a winger and also as a central attacking midfielder.

Back in May, renowned Spanish source Marca revealed that the Catalan giants are looking to get a fee of 60 million euros (£53.6million) from his sale in the summer transfer window.

United do need to improve their attack but in all fairness, splashing the cash on a highly injury prone player would not make any sense. In your view, who should Solskjaer sign to improve the offense if he fails to lure Sancho this summer?

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