Manchester City are one of three teams to have joined Manchester United in the hunt for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore, according to reports.
Though United did manage to salvage their summer transfer window by securing deals for four new players on deadline day, they still failed to sign top target Jadon Sancho.
The Borussia Dortmund forward was identified as a priority months in advance as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aimed to bring a quality right winger to the club, but the Bundesliga side refused to lower their asking price and United were adamant against paying their 120 million Euro valuation up front.
United have since being linked with a number of attacking alternatives to Sancho.
The latest is Traore, who has established himself as one of the most dangerous wide-men in the Premier League with his devastating pace and skill.
According to TalkSport, United consider the speedy Spaniard as a potential plan B to Sancho but they will face stiff competition from neighbours City, fierce foes Liverpool and Barcelona.
It's reported Juventus won't be pursuing Trarore, after signing wingers Federico Chiesa and Dejan Kulusevski this year, but also because they are put off by Wolves' £90million valuation, which would also likely be too much for a cash-strapped Barca.
The report adds that the three Premier League clubs could work something out in the coming months, despite the huge price tag.
However, MEN Sport do not understand the 24-year-old to be a target for either Manchester club. City signed winger Ferran Torres in the summer and will likely prioritise other position in the upcoming windows, while Sancho remains United's top target in the position.
Meanwhile, United could have signed Dayot Upamecano five years ago, but offered under his valuation, reports claim.
The Sun report that United could have snapped up the Frenchman when he in the Valenciennes youth team but bid £500,000 rather than £700,000, which the French side wanted.
Upamecano remains a player United admire but they did not pursue a summer deal for the RB Leizpig player despite a clamour for them to sign him.
City have also been linked with the centre-back in the past but are unlikely to be after another centre-back any time soon following the signing of Ruben Dias.