Manchester United ‘fear’ Borussia Dortmund are trying to spark a bidding war for Jadon Sancho this summer, reports say.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identifed the 11-cap England international winger as the missing piece of the puzzle he needs to revamp the Red Devils but Man United are concerned they could miss out on Solskjaer’s top target.
According to The Daily Star, as cited by The Daily Express, United believe Dortmund want to open a transfer auction which would make Ed Woodward’s job a whole lot harder.
It’s no secret that Solskjaer wants to sign the 20-year-old in the summer, but the Old Trafford hierarchy are cautious amid reports tipping Liverpool to launch a last-minute bid.
United tried to sign Sancho during Jose Mourinho’s infamous tenure but they missed out the first time round as he moved to the Signal Iduna Park instead.
Now, they are worried that Lucien Favre’s side will try to start a transfer battle to raise the asking price of their most prized possession.
The Bundesliga giants are in no rush to sell the right winger as his contract will run out in 2022.
However, United are ‘confident‘ of completing a deal for the former Manchester City academy graduate, even though the transfer saga has already rumbled on for several months.
The Red Devils believe they will win the race and will be able to prise him away from the Westfalenstadion for £80m in the summer, which would make him the club’s second-highest signing of all time, just behind mercurial midfielder Paul Pogba.
Solskjaer’s side have qualified for the Champions League after clinching third place in the Premier League table on the final day of the season. Their chances of signing Sancho have improved as their transfer budget has significantly increased as a result, although there is still a long way to go until the transfer window closes in October.
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