Borussia Dortmund are increasingly confident of keeping England winger Jadon Sancho, who is Manchester United’s top summer transfer target.
It is understood United can meet the 20-year-old’s personal terms, but there is no agreement over a fee.
Dortmund’s deadline for any deal to be agreed – 10 August – has passed and the German side do not want to sell Sancho.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants another wide player and the club are considering alternative targets.
Real Madrid’s Wales forward Gareth Bale and Inter Milan’s Croatia international Ivan Perisic, both 31, are two names that have been mentioned.
Neither fits the template of the young, energetic players Solskjaer has built his attack around at Old Trafford, but a short-term solution cannot be ruled out.
Dortmund want over £100m for Sancho, who they signed from Manchester City for £10m in 2017.
United do not feel a deal is possible at that valuation.
The Premier League club are losing about £5m for every match played match at Old Trafford played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.