MANCHESTER UNITED appear to have reportedly found their Jadon Sancho alternative, in the shape of fellow ex-Man City academy starlet David Brooks.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund star all year, having made him their No1 summer target.
But having missed Dortmund's August 10 deadline to sew up a deal, the German side are playing hardball over their much-coveted asset.
And with club chiefs Michael Zorc, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Sebastian Kehl having all ruled out any Sancho move, United appear to be looking elsewhere.
According to Sport Witness, AFC Bournemouth star Brooks is a "serious" target for the Red Devils.
They also state that things could move very quickly, as it would be a much easier deal to complete than for Sancho.
Brooks, 23, missed the majority of the 2019-20 season with a nasty ankle injury, but did manage to return for the final nine games of the season – getting on the scoresheet against former club City.
But it was the season before in which the Welsh international was really able to shine, scoring seven times and making a further five assists in his debut top-flight campaign.
United are eager to sign another attacker, despite the exceptional performances of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
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While Brooks is a deal that could easily be done, the Red Devils have also been connected to other targets.
Barcelona have squashed rumours of a move for Ousmane Dembele, although Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa have also been linked.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also thought to be chasing another centre-back, with Kalidou Koulibaly and Issa Diop reportedly in the frame.
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