Borussia Dortmund have reportedly informed Manchester United that they have until the end of the month to complete Jadon Sancho’s transfer unless they want to wait for another year
Sancho has emerged as Manchester United’s top target for the upcoming transfer window, but the Red Devils have so far been reluctant to meet Dortmund’s £100million valuation.
Indeed, the Premier League giants are not ready to go beyond £50m to seal a deal, particularly in light of the growing financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Although United’s budget has been crippled by the ongoing crisis, they may still secure extra funds by clinching the Champions League qualification for the next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side trail fourth-placed Chelsea by two points and have every reason to hope for a top-four finish, with five Premier League games left until the end of the season.
Also, the summer transfer window will not be open for business until August, which gives Manchester United plenty of time to negotiate Sancho’s arrival.
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Unfortunately for the Old Trafford outfit, Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to wait that long, as they look to either sell their prized asset by the end of the month or keep hold of him for another season.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Bundesliga powerhouse have already warned United to step up their efforts to sign the 20-year-old winger by the end of July.
Additionally, ‘Die Borussen’ have no intention of lowering their demands as they are adamant they could command the same price at the end of the next season.
Dortmund have already shown their skill at selling their star players at the peak of their market value, as they previously did with Mario Gotze, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Ousmane Dembele.
So, Manchester United now face a race against time to sign Sancho, who has also been linked with a move to Chelsea and Real Madrid.