Man Utd's pursuit for Sancho WILL continue despite Dortmund's stance
Manchester United’s pursuit for Jadon Sancho WILL continue despite Borussia Dortmund’s stance that star is not for sale… as two clubs remain at loggerheads over £108m valuation
- Manchester United have not given up hope to sign summer target Jadon Sancho
- On Monday, Borussia Dortmund said their star asset is not for sale regardless
- Dortmund value Sancho at £108m – a price United do not wish to match
Manchester United will continue their pursuit of Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund’s claim that their £108million-rated star will stay at the German club next season.
However, United are growing increasingly frustrated at the slow pace of discussions and Dortmund’s insistence on using intermediaries to negotiate the deal.
Dortmund’s valuation of the England winger continues to be a stumbling block along with the players’ wages and his agent’s fees. United are determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past few years which has seen them make some costly mistakes in the transfer market.
Manchester United have not given up hope to land Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho
Sancho was part of the Dortmund squad which flew out to Switzerland on Monday after the deadline on the deal the German’s attempted to impose passed without a deal being struck between them and United.
Dortmund wanted the situation resolved ahead of the start of their pre-season tour so they could plan ahead for the new campaign but United refused to be rushed into reaching an agreement. Dortmund’s deadline was considered an artificial one and a deal could still be struck at a later date.
The two clubs have been in talks but at odds over the fee and structure of a proposed deal with Dortmund’s demand for £108m deemed excessive by United in the current climate, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: ‘We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final. I think that answers all our questions.’
United know Dortmund are willing to sell, have lined up replacements and that Sancho wants to make the move to Old Trafford.
They may also have noted that Zorc was similarly defiant that Ousmane Dembele would not leave Dortmund in the summer of 2017, insisting in early July there was ‘no way’ he would depart. The Frenchman then joined Barcelona at the end of the following month.
Sportsmail understands that the personal terms United are discussing with Sancho’s camp would break a United wage structure that, following the departure of Alexis Sanchez, is now topped by £375,000-per-week David De Gea and Paul Pogba who is paid £290,000-per-week.
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