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Manchester United's interest in Bournemouth's David Brooks in considered 'more serious' than most people assumed, and a deal could be done much quicker than for Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund forward Sancho is clearly Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's number one target this summer but United and the German club have hit an impasse and Dortmund now claim they won't sell the 20-year-old.
That will leave Solskjaer looking for an alternative, with United's front line still in need of quality and quantity, but fan might be left disappointed with who it is.
According to transfer experts Sport Witness, United's interest in Bournemouth's Brooks is 'more serious' than initial reports had made out.
The new report claims that the Brooks move has 'gone further than the initial stage' and of course the deal would likely be easier, and cheaper, than the one for Sancho.
Brooks was part of the Cherries side that got relegated from the Premier League last season but he didn't get the opportunity to have much of an impact.
An injury suffered in July 2019 left him out for pretty much all of the season, and he'd have missed it all if it wasn't for the delay in the season due to Covid-19, and he only returned to make nine appearances.
The 23-year-old started eight league games, and made one appearance off the bench, scoring just the once. The previous season for the south coast team he scored seven goals and had five assists.
Dortmund had set a deadline of August 10th for anyone to make a move for the former Manchester City player and have stood firm in their asking price of £105 million.
Since the deadline has passed they have been equally insistent that they won't sell their star man and even announced his contract has been extended to 2023, making his sale less necessary for the Bundesliga side.
Fans of the Old Trafford side might be feeling a little uneasy over their lack of signings so far with all of their main rivals starting to improve their teams for next season already.
Chelsea have signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz is expected to join too, Arsenal have signed Willian, Manchester City have brought in Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake, Spurs have got Pierre-Emile Holbjerg and Joe Hart and even champions Liverpool have signed Konstantinos Tsimikas.
Do you think David Brooks would be a good signing for United? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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