Manchester United could turn to either Memphis Depay or Wilfried Zaha as alternative in the next transfer window, according to the Express.
The Red Devils have buy-back clauses on both players, meaning the club may exercise the clause in these players if the deal for Jadon Sancho fails to materialize.
United have been heavily linked with the Borussia Dortmund star this year, with the Evening Standard recently disclosing that the side are desperate to bring the 20-year-old to Old Trafford.
However, the Express are now reporting that the club are not ready to match the £120m asking price for the English winger, particularly during a time of financial crisis. The outbreak of the coronavirus has hit the economy hard, particularly in the world of sports. Without ticket sales and TV advertisement, football clubs are currently missing out on projected revenue.
This could lead to low transfer activity in the next window, with the Express citing two cheaper alternative options to Sancho. Depay and Zaha are the mentioned names, as both forwards have represented the club in the past.
Although no fee for either player has been disclosed, potentially sealing a transfer would be quite straightforward, as the Manchester United hierarchy just needs to trigger a buy-back clause.
Zaha left United to re-join Crystal Palace back in 2015, after a frustrating period for the Englishman, with David Moyes not opting to place his trust in him.
Memphis, on the other hand, was given numerous opportunities. Despite a promising start though, the Holland international was heavily criticised for his attitude and eventually left for Lyon in 2017.
It would be a surprise to see either former outcast rejoin United, as the club rarely ever re-sign players. However, during an economically tough time, the club may have to opt for more efficient deals, in the next transfer market