Jadon Sancho is widely recognised as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority transfer target this summer.
The Borussia Dortmund starlet was in electric form before the coronavirus break and is seen as the perfect solution to Manchester United’s lack of width on the right-flank.
If the England international were to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer, he would form one of the most exciting front threes across Europe alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
But while Man United remain in a strong financial position, they are not immune to the uncertainty around the pandemic and may not be willing to spend the funds required to sign Sancho in the upcoming transfer window.
The Evening Standard claim that United are privately reluctant to spend over £70m on one player, which may make a move for Sancho challenging.
In that scenario, United must seek alternatives and Shalke winger Rabbi Matondo has reportedly been identified as a possible option.
Matondo, 19, took a similar career path to Sancho in moving to the Bundesliga after shining in Manchester City’s youth system.
He has established himself as a key member of the Shalke squad this term, but is a far more raw talent than superstar Sancho.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Welsh youngster has a €60m release clause in his contract.
When City sold Matondo they inserted their own buyout clause of €46.5 million which gives them an advantage if they too were interested.
But it is thought that United view Matondo in the same price bracket as Daniel James and believe they could get the youngster at a much cheaper price than his official buyout clause.