Manchester United reportedly think Borussia Dortmund have to sell Jadon Sancho this transfer window because of two players. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain hopeful of bringing the England international to Old Trafford, despite the Bundesliga giants insisting he’d be staying put. Yet United still have work to do if they’re to bring the 20-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
Manchester United remain hopeful of signing Sancho, with Solskjaer making it clear to Ed Woodward he sees the Dortmund star as a crucial arrival.
But, as things stand, the transfer sits in limbo with Dortmund insisting he’ll be staying put.
This was relayed publicly on Monday, with sporting director Michael Zorc saying: “We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final.
”I think that answers all our questions.
“Last summer we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances. So in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then.”
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But they’re facing a fight to land the 20-year-old, with Dortmund insisting they’ll only let him go if their £108million asking price is met.
United legend Owen Hargreaves still thinks Sancho will make the move this transfer window, saying on Monday: “Bluff! Calling the bluff, yeah.
“I think he will be a Man United player in a pretty short time. [Dortmund are] trying to get a bit more money out of it, that’s just the nature of the beast.
“Obviously they know United are really interested, they’re pretty heavy into negotiations.
“But I think they’re bluffing, they know he’s going to leave at that price.”
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He then added: “Everybody’s trying to do their job.
“I think for Dortmund, Man United know they sell all their players, they always have done for the last five or six years.
“So you can almost laugh them off and say: ‘Come on, we know you always sell your best players’.
“But because of all the players they’ve sold and all the money they’ve generated, they’re probably not in a position where – even though there’s the coronavirus – they don’t need it as desperate.
“They sold [Ousmane] Dembele for £100m so I think they can hold out a little bit longer, get a bit more money.”