Manchester United are worried they will face increased competition for Jadon Sancho next summer.
Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £108 million asking price for the England international.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't given up hope of striking a deal before the transfer window closes, but United have started to look at alternatives.
There is a fear though within Old Trafford that Sancho will become a target for multiple clubs in 2021, according to ESPN.
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic has given United a clear run at Sancho this summer.
But the same cannot be said for next year as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool have all scouted the 20-year-old winger and would be interested in a move.
This would give Sancho more options for his future and potentially thwart United's long-term plans for the England international.