Manchester United could sign French midfielder over Declan Rice
Manchester United could turn their attention to Monaco's Aurelien Tchouameni amid West Ham United's hefty valuation for Declan Rice.
Rice has been a long-term target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the Hammers are reluctant to sell him for less than £100m.
The Red Devils are unlikely to meet the price tag, and The Mirror claims that they could focus on landing Tchouameni instead.
The 21-year-old has made immense progress at Monaco over the past 18 months, and he is now a regular with France.
He has developed into a quality box-to-box midfielder recently, and United see him as a replacement for Paul Pogba next summer.
Pogba has entered the final eight months of his contract, and reports claim that he has no plans of signing a new deal with the club.
Tchouameni has been identified as a like-for-like replacement by United, and he could be available for a fee of around £35-40 million.
They will face plenty of competition for his services, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea are also interested in signing him.