MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly lining up Kingsley Coman as an alternative summer signing to Jadon Sancho.
The Bayern Munich winger could find himself out of the picture with Leroy Sane landing in Bavaria next season.
And the Red Devils are intent on landing a winger to bolster their attack, having followed Sancho for so long.
However, a deal with Borussia Dortmund is not guaranteed in the pandemic-affected market and the club are said to be formulating a back-up plan.
According to The Athletic, United have already held talks over a deal for Coman, possibly on a loan basis.
Having extensively scouted the winger, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are said to see him as a perfect fit for the team thanks to his direct style – and the player is described as keen to make the move.
Signing the Frenchman would potentially give United a huge boost in their Premier League title hopes with the 24-year-old boasting a ridiculous trophy record.
Since making his debut aged 16, he has won the league title in each of his eight seasons in the game – as well as ten domestic cups.
A pair of Ligue 1 crowns with Paris Saint-Germain were followed by a part in two Scudetti with Juventus, before a successful switch to Bundesliga dominators Bayern where Coman has excelled.
In all competitions in 2019-20, the forward has contributed seven goals and seven assists with Munich among the favourites for next month’s Champions League.
A large part of United’s market budget could hang on Sunday’s game with Leicester.
After a draw with West Ham in midweek, Solskjaer’s side sit third and must avoid defeat at King Power Stadium to qualify for next season’s Champions League via the top-four.