Manchester United may be hit by a ‘surprise’ in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer, according to reports.
German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung claimed, as cited by The Daily Star, that Borussia Dortmund believe they can force Man United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to cave into their demands by paying £110m for the 11-cap England international.
While Woodward has made it clear that he will not pay over the odds for the right winger, Dortmund are confident he will surprise them by meeting their asking price.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the 20-year-old his top target in the summer but both clubs remain far apart in their valuations, even though he has apparently agreed personal terms with the Red Devils.
Dortmund have also issued a deadline of August 10 to sort out a deal for Sancho before the Bundesliga challengers return to pre-season training, and it seems as though time has almost run out.
However, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that both clubs remain locked in negotiations, which “needs time” to find satisfactory solutions.
clubs talks still on my friend. Always said it needs time… when two clubs are talking and trying to find an agreement on a >100M deal, you have to wait and see if they’ll agree about final price. Also Sancho is just waiting (and he’d love to join ManU 😉) #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2020
The Italian transfer guru added that the Englishman is willing to wait and see what will happen, admitting that he would love to join the Red Devils in the summer.
Despite conflicting reports suggesting otherwise, it appears nothing much has changed as they are still trying to figure out a suitable fee. Daniel Geey noted that, as transfers get more complicated, deals can take a significant amount of time to sort out the finer details.
Sancho’s potential move to Old Trafford is not an easy process by any stretch of the imagination, as discussions over fees, employment contract, image rights and third-party investments are most likely taking place behind closed doors.
With so much work to get through, it is hardly surprising that the two sides are yet to reach an agreement. Put simply, fans simply have no other choice but to stay patient, as there are bound to be more developments in the weeks ahead.
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