Manchester United have reportedly ended their interest in signing Juventus defender Alex Sandro after being put off by the Italian’s club valuation of the Brazilian.
United have already pursued a midfielder and right-back in the form of Fred and Diogo Dalot from Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto respectively and Jose Mourinho is targeting three more signings before the deadline.
In this regard, the Portuguese has been fancied to bring in an experienced centre-back, left-back and a striker who could play back-up to Romelu Lukaku ahead of the 2018/19 season.
However, it now looks as if one of the potential targets may stay put for the summer after United declined to agree on the €60m(£53m) asking price for Sandro, The Record claims.
Sandro has been on United’s radar since the turn of the year but the United hierarchy do not appear keen on shelling out a massive sum with other key positions to strengthen.
As such, Luke Shaw could get a lifeline for the 2018/19 season with reports suggesting that the Englishman will fight for the left-back position with Ashley Young rather than pushing through an exit.
Aside from Shaw, the likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian have also featured in the left-back position over the past year but they are widely expected to leave Old Trafford during the current transfer window.