Manchester United have been pursuing Jadon Sancho for several years now, and appear to be no further forward.
The Red Devils have been linked to Sancho ever since Jose Mourinho took charge of Old Trafford.
Sancho has told Borussia Dortmund he wants to return to the Premier League, via ESPN. However, Dortmund remain confident nobody will be able to afford their asking price, as Hans-Joachim Watzke believes clubs are incapable of spending such a huge amount of money at the moment.
Watzke told Sport1: “If Jadon approaches us and says he wants to leave no matter what, which did not happen until now, and a club wants to spend what we demand, we will discuss it.
“But I don’t think there will be a club that pays the fee we want.”
Although reports have repeatedly insisted that the Red Devils are leading the race to sign Sancho in the summer, this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. United have actually started drafting a list of alternatives in the event they miss out on the winger, which may concern some supporters.
To make matters worse, Dortmund suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Hoffenheim on the final day of the season. Nevertheless, the 8-time German champions are optimistic Sancho will stay at the Signal Iduna Park.
Moreover, they are holding out for their £115m valuation.
Ed Woodward has stressed it is unrealistic to expect the board to splash the cash in the transfer window, as a result of the financial repercussions of the pandemic.
Failure to sign Sancho would be a major blow for Solskjaer, as the club legend has identified him as his top transfer target.
Clubs all over the world are bearing the brunt of the economic impact from the pandemic, and United may be unable to meet Dortmund’s hefty demands.
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