Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accepted that his two main transfer targets for the 2019/20 season are out of the club's reach, according to reports in England.
Solskjaer made no secret of the club's need to strengthen the playing squad after a disapponting end to the 2018/19 season saw them miss out on UEFA Champions League qualification.
Wales winger Daniel James is reported to be the first addition in what's expected to be a major revamp over the next two months - but his two key targets is said to now be out of reach.
According to English publication, Metro, United identified Three Lions' wonderkids Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice as potential new arrivals in a bid to restore the club to it's former glory.
Both were afforded starts by Gareth Southgate on Thursday in the UEFA Nations League semi-final defeat to The Netherlands and are tipped to become mainstays of the national team over the next decade.
However, according to Evening Standard, The Red Devils boss now ‘reluctantly accepts’ that United will be unable prise the talented duo away from West Ham and Borussia Dortmund, with neither club willing to sell and both holding long-term contracts.
The report further added that Sancho holds reservations of joining United in their current state, which comes as a major blow for the record 20-time league champions.