Manchester United have learnt the price Bournemouth are seeking for David Brooks this summer – and it’s likely to tempt an approach, claim reports.
United’s chase for Jadon Sancho has slowed in the past week, with Borussia Dortmund refusing to lower their valuation.
The Bundesliga giants want £108million, with United yet to submit a bid despite agreeing personal terms with the England international.
As such, United are considering viable alternatives. On Wednesday, the name of Brooks came to the forefront.
The Wales winger has an army of admirers, despite his injury issues last season, where he missed all but nine matches.
Nonetheless, he is a player that United greatly admire.
The Warrington-born wideman is being tracked by Everton and Tottenham this summer.
As the Cherries prepare for life back in the Championship, their Russian owner Maxim Demin is reported to have named his price. As per The Sun, Bournemouth will sell Brooks if any club matches their £40m asking price.
It’s suggested the price will be enough to tempt United to make their move.
The paper claims Solskjaer is more than keen to bring him to Old Trafford. They state the Wales winger is their No 1 pick should efforts for Sancho fail.
In addition, they claim Solskjaer will seek the advice of Ryan Giggs, who has managed the player for Wales.
However, talks with the Cherries or the player’s representatives have not yet begun. However, the idea has been floated that United could offer Daniel James on a season’s loan to help sway Bournemouth.
Reports last month claimed the Red Devils could allow the winger to make a temporary move away James started brightly at Old Trafford but soon lost his way thereafter.
Brooks, meanwhile, cost Bournemouth £11.5m from Sheffield United in the summer of 2018. He enjoyed a stellar debut season in the Premier League, scoring seven goals in 30 games.
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