Manchester United have abandoned their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, reports claim.
The Borussia Dortmund and England winger has been a long-term target for the Red Devils following his rapid rise to stardom in Germany.
The 19-year-old was identified as a potential signing before Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club in December.
Sancho has been impressive in the Bundesliga this season with 12 goals and 14 assists.
A host of clubs are reportedly interested in the former Manchester City youth player, who made his Three Lions debut last year.
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But United are pulling out the race for Sancho, according to reports.
ESPN FC say United will pursue alternative targets after failing to engage in constructive discussions with Dortmund over a deal for the teenager.
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The German club would understandably be reluctant to sell another of their most prized assets following the departure of Christian Pulisic to Chelsea.
It would take a bid of between £80-90million before Dortmund would even consider selling Sancho.
The Red Devils are understood to be reluctant to part with such a large transfer fee on a player with just two full seasons of senior football to his name.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager, may need to rethink his transfer strategy if he wants to overhaul his squad this summer.
Plans are thought to be in place for deals Swansea’s Daniel James and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.
Also on Solskjaer’s wish list is a central defender with players such as Harry Maguire, Kalidou Koulibaly and Matthijs de Ligt wanted.