Manchester United reportedly believe Jadon Sancho is for sale this summer despite Borussia Dortmund’s strong stance over any potential deal. The Bundesliga club have held firm on the England international and are adamant he will not leave the club until their £108million valuation is met.
United are yet to test the water with an official bid as of yet but signing a right forward remains top of their priority list.
Sancho has been tracked by United for the past two seasons following his dramatic rise to stardom in the Bundesliga.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to have already spoken with the player in a bid to persuade him to move to Old Trafford.
His elaborate plans for Sancho have charmed the winger, who wants to join United. Despite that, he remains respectful to Borussia Dortmund and his contract, after signing a new deal last season.
United chiefs have been left frustrated that Dortmund are not willing to take the COVID-19 into consideration when quoting a price for Sancho.
Ed Woodward was expecting the player’s valuation to drop due to the implications of the current financial climate but £108m remains the quoted figure.
According to Norwegian journalist Fredrik A N Flitved, United still believe that Sancho is for sale and that Dortmund do want to cash in this summer.
The player started and was on target for Dortmund last night in their 5-0 DFB Pokal victory at Duisburg.
Flitved tweeted in response to Sancho’s involvement: “Personally, I do not think it means anything. Dortmund still believes he is not for sale. United still believe he is for sale – otherwise they would not have wasted time agreeing with Sancho on the personal terms.”
United are believed to have agreed personal terms and a five-year contract with Sancho but that doesn’t mean they will complete a transfer this summer.
The Red Devils may need the former Manchester City man to push for a transfer in order to force Dortmund’s hand.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Sancho is buzzing to join United, something that he has been set on for a while
“My information is that Manchester United have the agreement with Jadon Sancho on his contract, commissions also for his agents,” he said on his new podcast Here We Go.
“Sancho is buzzing to join Manchester United, because he decided months ago to talk about this opportunity.
“Jadon Sancho for his personal terms and his contract is ready to join Manchester United by weeks, by months.
“The problem is between the clubs, I want to clarify because I think it’s normal that Manchester United have their position and I respect the position of the club.
“I want to speak about my info after speaking to many people involved in this transfer news about Jadon Sancho.
“The agreement between the player and Manchester United is not a problem.Now it is just down to Manchester United and what the club will decide to do.
“Borussia Dortmund have always said they want €120million and Manchester United were always convinced after the coronavirus that they could get the player for a lower fee for example €100milion with add-ons.
“At the moment this deal is in stand by because Manchester United have now called Borussia Dortmund or his agents to say you are free, or we are going for another because they are still trying to sign him.”