Barcelona are reportedly worried that Manchester United’s difficulty in landing Jadon Sancho will see them rekindle interest in Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati.

The Red Devils have been in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund throughout the summer but have been unable to agree a sum, with the deadline given by Die Borussen to reach a deal now having passed.

With BVB playing hardball over both the up front fee and bonuses, Spanish newspaper Sport claim Blaugrana are worried United will pull the plug on a deal for Jadon and look to raid Camp Nou instead.

While the England international is the Red Devils’ top target, they have shown interest in both Fati and Dembele in recent months – with a third party, said to be Jorge Mendes, even proposing a deal for the ace on United’s behalf.

Barcelona are adamant Ansu will not be sold unless his exit clause of £153 million is met, though a deal worth £90 million plus add-ons has been mooted – below the £108 million Dortmund want for Sancho.

The club will have the duration of the transfer market to weigh up a move for Fati, but when he reaches the age of 18 on October 31 his release clause automatically rises to £357 million.

Barca’s board insist they will resist any offers while Ansu is in no hurry to leave, though the Catalan side’s stance may be tested if they are unable to raise significant funds to make summer acquisitions.

Blaugrana might be more willing to sacrifice Ousmane, though, who has missed much of the term through injury and made just three starts in La Liga.