Manchester United fear they will have more competition for Jadon Sancho next year if they are unable to complete a transfer for him during this window.
Despite making progress with wages and agent fees, United are adamant they will not pay the €120 million asking price and are ready to pursue other targets.
United could pivot to Douglas Costa, Kingsley Coman, Ivan Perisic or Gareth Bale.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool could enter the bidding for Sancho next summer.
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