Manchester United still has Jadon Sancho as one of their targets but their chances of landing the English winger are not that high. Borussia Dortmund has closed the door on the Red Devils after the deadline they set for a deal lapsed. Hence, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be better off targeting other players like Gareth Bale of Real Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund is not budging from the set £108 million (US$138 million) fee for the 20-year-old player. The Red Devils have not been spared from budget limitations, further dampening their chances on Sancho. They are now looking for alternatives and Bale could make sense.

As reported by Marca, the 31-year-old is nowhere in sight at the club. Bale returned to Real Madrid recently but it appears there is something brewing between both sides. Though Bale is allegedly wanting to leave, the Welsh player is open to playing the final two years of his contract.

However, the script could change and a possible destination could be Old Trafford. With their chances of getting Sancho fading, a recourse for Solskjaer could be a loan deal involving Bale, Sky Sports reported.

Earlier this month, Bale mentioned he would consider a loan deal and is open to joining United. It could start as a loan deal that may become permanent. The only problem now is the Red Devils need to show interest to pique the interest of Bale and Los Blancos.

Bale is not too coy of playing backup and is believed to be determined to leave the La Liga giants. He is not limiting his options to Old Trafford, meaning Bale is open to moving anywhere for as long as any club shows interest in taking him in.

"[Gareth] Bale is certainly an option for Manchester United. He fits the requirements United are looking for, if they don't end up with Sancho, but under those restrictions of a loan deal, rather than a permanent one,” Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper said.

Aside from Real, Bale has been linked to his former team Tottenham where he played from 2007 to 2013 before moving to Santiago Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho is open to reuniting with the 31-year-old although a move needs to be carefully ironed out.

Gareth Bale Real Madrid's Gareth Bale reacts after his goal was disallowed during their Spanish first division "Clasico" soccer match against Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino