Manchester United have been handed a major blow in the race to sign Jadon Sancho this summer.
Recent reports claimed Borussia Dortmund have rejected an opening offer of £89m from the Red Devils.
However, that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to The Telegraph’s James Ducker, Man United have not launched a bid for Sancho. Furthermore, the two clubs haven’t even held formal talks over a possible transfer as of yet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear Sancho is the signing he needs to revamp the Red Devils in time for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Dortmund have reportedly been preparing for his potential departure, as they have been eyeing up Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica as an ideal replacement, but the fact that the two sides have not entered negotiations suggests otherwise.
The Bundesliga challengers are ready to let him leave for the right price. Nevertheless, they seem to be in no rush to sell their star player.
Sancho, 20, scored 20 goals and supplied 18 assists in all competitions the 19/20 campaign(via WhoScored).
Dortmund have issued United an ultimatum of August 10 to reach an agreement as the German giants are playing hardball over the England international.
With the deadline fast approaching, Ed Woodward will have to work quickly if he wants to sign Sancho in the summer. The fact there are just two weeks left is rather foreboding as the club have not opened official discussion as it stands.
Solskjaer will want a deal wrapped as quickly as possible as he is keen to add to his firepower before the start of next season. Most importantly, he will not want to miss out on his top target, after he failed to sign Erling Braut Haaland from RB Salzburg, as he ended up at the Signal Iduna Park instead.
The Norwegian has already done the hard part after the Red Devils secured a spot in the Champions League by beating Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. Everything ultimately rests on Woodward’s shoulders and fans should expect plenty of twists and turns as the transfer window heats up.
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