Contrary to some reports, Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Man United missed the Monday deadline Dortmund had set to sort out a deal and the right winger reunited with his Bundesliga teammates for their training camp in Switzerland.
Sancho started their pre-season friendly against Altach and insisted he is happy at the Bundesliga outfit after the game.
“I am very happy to be on the pitch with them. Once I was in their situation. I know what it is like to move from the next generation to the professionals. I try to guide them, to show you what is good and what is not good.”
Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc insisted Sancho is staying at the Signal Iduna Park and the decision is final.
But Fabrizio Romano revealed “it’s not over” as there is still plenty of time to go before the transfer window closes.
Fabrizio Romano: "Jadon Sancho saga over? At the moment, according to #mufc and according to who's working on the deal, not yet. It's not over. It's over on the 5th October." #mulive [pod save the ball]
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 11, 2020
Speaking to Jan Aage Fjortoft on the Save The Ball podcast, as per @utdreport, the Italian transfer expert told the retired footballer-turned-pundit that the transfer remains a work in progress, despite some reports suggesting otherwise.
As far as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is concerned, Sancho is still his top target this summer, which leaves Ed Woodward with a little less than two months to reach an agreement with Dortmund, although this is easier said than done.
Conflicting reports seemed to suggest a deal is “imminent” but there is work to be done before the club can make his dreams a reality.
United are reportedly the only club who want to sign Sancho and he has made it clear he wants to move to Old Trafford.
However, talks over a transfer fee and the payment structure continue to be a stumbling block, as both clubs remain poles apart in their valuations of the 11-cap England international.
Dortmund are demanding £108m for the club’s top scorer last season, but the Red Devils are trying to drive a hard bargain. as the board believe it is an unrealistic figure given the current circumstances.
United are apparently unwilling to stump up for Sancho but they may have to pay over the odds if they want to prise him away from the Westfalenstadion in the summer.
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