MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing a summer swoop for Bournemouth duo David Brooks and Josh King. 

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is bracing for a shake-up in the next transfer window and the club are prepared to cash in on a number of valuable assets in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Cherries pair are thought to be back-up options if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot land the top targets on his transfer wishlist.

Wales international Brooks plays out wide or in central attacking positions so offers an alternative to megabucks summer target Jadon Sancho, if the eye-watering £100million-plus move falls through.

The precarious move has hit a number of stumbling blocks with the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic putting a spanner in the works.

And Ed Woodward previously cast doubt over big-money acquisitions in the coming market.

Old Trafford have also been dealt a major blow with European giants Bayern Munich and Liverpool tracking the BVB golden boy.

Brooks has endured a stint on the sidelines this season due to a serious ankle injury, but he returned to training in February, sparking interest from United and Spurs.