Jadon Sancho makes transfer demand to agent as Man Utd step up efforts to complete deal
Jadon Sancho has reportedly told his agent to do “everything they can” to ensure he is a Manchester United player before the October 5 deadline after Borussia Dortmund rejected the Red Devils’ opening bid.
Earlier this week United made their first offer worth around £90million inclusive of add-ons.
Dortmund knocked back the attempt and are holding firm on their £108m valuation.
Sancho has not travelled with the squad to face Bayern Munich in tonight’s German Super Cup final, but the reason given for his exclusion is a ‘respiratory infection’.
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United are expected to return with a second offer before Monday’s transfer deadline.
And Sancho has told his closest advisors to put in the extra work to make the deal happen.
One source apparently told the Scottish Sun: “He wants this deal done.
“He’s told his agent and various advisors to do all they can to make it happen.
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“They are pushing for him.”
Sancho has so far refused to push for the transfer and is training as usual when fit.
However, the latest change in stance will only boost United’s hopes of landing their priority target.
Personal terms are expected to be easy to complete so it just the fee which is the sticking point.
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Former United assistant manager Steve McLaren has urged then 13-time Premier League champions to raise their offer and pay what is required.
“They need a centre-forward, they need a centre-back and they need a left-back,” he said. “Those are the priorities.
“But players like Sancho don’t come around very often. He’s a unique type of player to go into Manchester United.
“They’ve been searching all across the world. They’re only £20m short – come on, get the deal done! It’s for the future.
“United have done well so far with their scouting and who they have brought in. If they’re still going for Sancho, then I think Dembele is for the short-term, a stopgap.
“But they need a centre-forward, and they need a centre-back. If they want to play with intensity and a high line, they need speed at the back.”
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