Manchester United are in limbo after Gareth Bale's agent revealed the Real Madrid star wants to play for Tottenham.
After years of attempting to bring Bale to Old Trafford, United had made him their back-up option to the signing of Jadon Sancho this summer.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made clear to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that he wants Sancho but Borussia Dortmund have so far rebuffed their efforts to capture the England star and continue to maintain he will not be sold.
And it means United have approached Real about Bale, who is available on a permanent or loan deal.
But with Bale's representative, Jonathan Barnett, making clear the 31-year-old wants to rejoin the club he left seven years ago, United are on the brink of major disappointment again.
It means fresh alternative will need to be found and Daily Star takes a look at five players Solskjaer should consider.
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Like Bale, Perisic has been linked with United in the past but a move has failed to materialise.
Perisic spent last season with Bayern Munich and won the treble with the Germans but they opted against making the deal permanent.
The Croatian is back at Inter Milan, who are open to selling the 31-year-old.
Juventus' expensively assembled squad needs trimming and Costa is among the players up for transfer.
On his day the Brazilian can be unplayable but injuries have meant he's struggled in Italy.
United already have Marcus Rashford on the left-side but Costa could be a decent acquisition.
After their relegation to the Championship Bournemouth has lost Nathan Ake, Callum Wilson, Aaron Ramsdale and Ryan Fraser to Premier League clubs.
Brooks is another player coveted by top-flight teams but his valuation is a reported £40m.
The Wales international would be competing with his compatriot Daniel James for a place on the right side of the attack.
Last month Coman scored the winning goal has Bayern Munich won the Champions League but with Leroy Sane's arrival he is set to drop down the pecking order.
Coman possesses devastating pace and trickery and would make United's forward line one of the quickest in Europe.
Injuries have stalled Coman's progress in recent years though.
If United were looking for a younger option, Matondo could appeal to them.
The 20-year-old from Merseyside who is currently playing for Schalke is being tipped for the top by critics.
Should United need the lowdown on Matondo, club legend Ryan Giggs probably knows the winger better than most.