Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to predict his side’s chances of signing the Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho
Manchester United have identified Sancho as their prime objective for the summer transfer window. But, Dortmund’s demands in excess of £100million continue to throw a spanner in the works of a prospective deal.
The former Manchester City youth academy product has been a hit after joining the Singal Iduna Park in 2017, establishing himself as one of the hottest properties in Europe’s top-five leagues.
Chelsea and Liverpool are also keeping close tabs on the 20-year-old winger, with Barcelona and Real Madrid lurking in the shadows.
However, the Red Devils remain the leading candidates to land Sancho if he was to leave Dortmund in the coming months, with Solskjaer a known admirer of the talented Englishman.
Manchester United boss has, however, refused to predict the outcome of his team’s pursuit of the quick-silver forward.
Indeed, when asked during an interview with Viasport’s Jan Aage Fjortoft to rate United’s chances of signing Sancho, Solskjaer replied: “I’m good at maths, but I can’t answer that question, Jan Aage.”
“There are many good footballers on many teams.”
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“I think it’ll be a calm transfer window or a slightly different kind of window,’ said Solskjaer, as transmitted by the Metro.
“I think a lot of clubs will have to be careful not to spend too much money. You might still not know how much you’ve lost financially during this pandemic and what’s gone on lately.
“We’re quite relaxed. I am very happy with the squad I have. I think it looks better and better.
“And then there is something in front of us screaming that it’s sensible, both from a sporting and a financial perspective. So I know we’re going to try but you can’t make any promises.”
Manchester United have also been linked with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Jack Grealish, and James Maddison, as Solskjaer hopes to improve his chances of lifting the Premier League trophy next season.