Since the turn of the year, United have been frequently linked with the Borussia Dortmund star, who is allegedly valued at £100m.
However, while it has been suggested that United are prepared to bid in excess of £50m, it remains unclear whether club officials are prepared to meet Dortmund's asking price due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to The Athletic, Dembele has emerged as a different option for United after failing to make a sustained impact at Camp Nou.
Having made just 49 starts in all competitions since 2017, the former £96.8m star could be available for approximately half that price this summer.
The France international has not made an appearance for the Catalan outfit since November due to injury. body check tags ::