Manchester United could turn to Watford’s £45m-rated Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Jadon Sancho


Manchester United could turn to Watford’s £45m-rated Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Jadon Sancho with time running out for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to land another attacker

  • Ismaila Sarr has been linked with a move to Liverpool during the transfer window
  • The 22-year-old Senegal international is rated around £45m by his club Watford 
  • Manchester United are now considering him as an option to add to the squad 
  • They have failed to make a breakthrough for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho 

Manchester United are considering Watford‘s Ismaila Sarr as an alternative should they fail to make a breakthrough on Borussia Dortmund‘s Jadon Sancho.

Sarr, 22, has been on Liverpool‘s shortlist and is rated around £45m by the Championship side.

United have previously dismissed links with the Senegal international but he is understood to have come into their thinking with time running out in the summer transfer window. 

Manchester United are considering Watford's Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Jadon Sancho

Manchester United are considering Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Jadon Sancho

United are running out of time in the window and have not made a breakthrough with Sancho

United are running out of time in the window and have not made a breakthrough with Sancho

Sarr, 22, has been on Liverpool 's shortlist and is rated around £45m by the Championship side

 Sarr, 22, has been on Liverpool ‘s shortlist and is rated around £45m by the Championship side

Sarr has impressed at Watford since his £25m move from Rennes last year but was unable to save the club from relegation to the second tier.

The winger – who scored six goals and recorded as many assists in 30 Premier League appearances in 2019-20 –  played the full 90 minutes as Watford beat Luton in their first game of the new season on Saturday.

Sportsmail revealed on Sunday United were considering alternatives if their latest ploy to tempt Sancho away did not come to fruition. 

Sarr has impressed at Championship side Watford since his £25m move from Rennes last year

Sarr has impressed at Championship side Watford since his £25m move from Rennes last year

And he could be an option if United's latest ploy to tempt Dortmund into selling Sancho fails

And he could be an option if United’s latest ploy to tempt Dortmund into selling Sancho fails

Dortmund have been adamant in recent weeks that the £108million-rated England international will stay with them for the season.

But should they fail to tempt Dortmund into selling with their offer of around £65m plus achievable add ons up to £90m, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will revert to alternatives.

Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik, Bournemouth’s Josh King, Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan and Douglas Costa of Juventus have all been discussed, and now it appears Sarr – who was reportedly close to a move to Liverpool earlier this month – has joined that list.

The pressure is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United to deliver before the window slams shut

The pressure is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United to deliver before the window slams shut

Meanwhile, AC MIlan have asked about taking United defender Diogo Dalot on loan.

United would prefer an outright sale for the Portugal Under 21 international. Milan have also discussed Tottenham’s Serge Aurier and Max Aarons of Norwich.

United midfielder Andreas Pereira is also expected to finalise his loan move to Lazio this week. 

Talks are continuing over the deal with the option to make the transfer permanent for £25m.

AC MIlan have also asked about taking United defender Diogo Dalot on loan this season

AC MIlan have also asked about taking United defender Diogo Dalot on loan this season

United midfielder Andreas Pereira is also expected to finalise his loan move to Lazio this week

United midfielder Andreas Pereira is also expected to finalise his loan move to Lazio this week


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