Manchester United are targeting a winger to succeed Jadon Sancho and four names have already been linked.
Sancho has been embroiled in a public row with manager Erik ten Hag after the Dutchman was critical of the Englishman’s performances in training.
The Englishman then hit back on social media, insisting he had behaved “very well” in training and had been a “culprit” for a long time at the club.
United have since confirmed that Sancho will train away from the first-team squad “pending the resolution of a squad disciplinary matter”.
While Sancho’s days at Old Trafford appear to be numbered, Football Insider claimed that it would take a “huge fee” for United to land a suitable replacement for the player in January.
Indeed, a loan move is said to be the most likely route in the winter transfer window.
If Sancho leaves United in January on loan, here are four players who could replace the striker on a free.
The Belgian carved his name as a Premier League legend after an electrifying seven-year spell at Chelsea.
However, Hazard then moved to Real Madrid, where a spate of injuries and a fading form saw the 32-year-old struggle to make an impact at Los Blancos.
Hazard has been a free agent since leaving Real this summer, and there have even been rumors of a retirement. Could a stunning move to United kick-start his career?
The former Aston Villa player has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since leaving PSV Eindhoven by mutual consent after just one season.
The Dutch international, who also made two appearances for Everton on loan, could be an interesting name given his experience in the Premier League.
Gomez made a name for himself at Atalanta in Italy before moving to Europa League giants Sevilla.
However, the Argentine’s contract was terminated there at the start of the season, leaving him as a free agent.
A return to Serie A is considered unlikely, while his versatility could serve United very well.
Ayewu left Nottingham Forest in the summer after just one year with the English club.
The Ghanaian captain has plenty of experience in the Premier League having also played for Swansea and West Ham.
If United are to be interested in the 33-year-old, they will need to act quickly, with the player already close to a move to Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk.