Jadon Sancho’s long-awaited move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United is reportedly on the brink of collapse, multiple reports across Europe suggest
A long-running transfer saga involving Sancho’s switch from Dortmund to Manchester United could be resolved soon in a pretty unexpected manner.
The 20-year-old’s name features Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist close to the top, as the Red Devils look to add to their attacking options after sealing a place in the next season’s Champions League.
But, according to The Athletic, Manchester United and Dortmund remain quite apart in their valuation of Sancho, and the Premier League giants have yet to come to terms with the player.
The Signal Iduna Park outfit have slapped a massive £100million price tag on the Englishman’s head and appear to be sticking to their guns, while United seem unwilling to go over £60million to get the deal over the line.
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund aren’t close to reaching an agreement on a fee for Jadon Sancho, with Dortmund’s asking price the main sticking point, according to @David_Ornstein pic.twitter.com/ZcX3j7Z8x8— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 4, 2020
Furthermore, the Old Trafford side are determined not to allow ‘Die Borussen’ to dictate the pace of negotiations.
Indeed, Manchester United have opted against obeying to Dortmund’s ultimatum to close things out by August 12, as they look to take their time in negotiating Sancho’s return to his homeland.
The sought-after forward has already given his consent for a move to the Theatre of Dreams, as he hopes to make a name for himself in the Premier League.
However, Sancho’s dream of playing in England’s top-flight might remain just it – a dream, particularly in light of the recent turn of events.
Tired of trying to persuade Dortmund to lower their demands, United have already started exploring alternative options, with Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa reportedly popping up as a plausible solution.