Manchester United have turned their attention to Odion Ighalo in their increasingly frantic search for a striker.
United have conceded defeat in their bid to land Bournemouth’s striker Josh King.
They made a bid of around £20m on Thursday night which was described as ‘a joke’ by senior Bournemouth officials.
This afternoon they followed that up by informing the Cherries they are now looking at alternatives to King rather than planning to make an improved offer.
Bournemouth were determined not lose King, 28, and United faced having to break the bank to stand any chance of persuading the Cherries to part with the former former Old Trafford academy product.