Manchester United have warned Borussia Dortmund that they might walk away from a transfer move for Jadon Sancho unless the club lower their £108 million demands for the player.
According to the Telegraph Sport, the coronavirus pandemic has cost the Red devils around £150m in lost income and expenditure and United feel the €120m valuation of Sancho is unrealistic.
Manchester United are ready to move for alternative targets unless a reasonable compromise can be reached with Borussia Dortmund.
United have observed the prices paid for players this summer – which includes Timo Werner’s £47.5m move to Chelsea and Bayern Munich’s £55m signing of Leroy Sane – and believe the pricetag on Sancho is not reflecting the changed market.
Sancho is still United’s No 1 summer target – and they are hopeful of being able to reach an agreement with Dortmund.
But they insist they will not be held to ransom, with Dortmund refusing to chaange from their asking price during early talks.
And the two teams still remain miles apart in ther valuations, this means a deal is not close to being agreed.
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With the transfer window open till October 5, United claim they will not be bound by any artificial deadlines, despite the German club’s desire for a deal to be concluded by August 10, when they start preparations for next campaign.
With Alexis Sanchez’s free transfer to Inter likely to be done on Wednesday – it has removed a big drain on the club’s wage bill and a path has been made for Sancho to join.
However, Personal terms have not been agreed with Jadon Sancho and reports of a £340,000-per-week contract is completely strange.