Manchester United are allegedly yet to shelve their interest in landing Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish.
At a time when Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho remains on the club’s transfer radar, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has now emerged as another possible addition.
However, according to a recent report by a British daily newspaper the Daily Mail, the latest developments haven’t stopped United from considering a formal approach for Jack.
In spite of Aston Villa said to be demanding in excess of £60 million, it is suggested that United chiefs have been in contact with their counterparts at the West Midlands outfit last week.
The report adds that United may be ready to offer at least one player, potentially either the Argentine keeper Sergio Romero or returned shot-stopper, Dean Henderson, on loan as part of the proposal.
With the talented Englishman still having three years left on his current deal, the Aston Villa management are in no rush to sell their key man.
Meantime, Manchester United are set to confirm the landings of defenders Alvaro Fernandez and Marc Jurado, the PA news agency understands.
The Spanish youngsters will join the Old Trafford heavyweights’ youth set-up once final clearance has been received.
The 16-year-old Marc and the 17-year-old Alvaro are joining from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
The pair are said to be isolated with a local family after moving from their country, with all arrivals from the country required to undergo a two-week quarantine period under current coronavirus guidelines.