Manchester United likely to sign Jadon Sancho if Borussia Dortmund ‘chop £10m off fee’
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Manchester United are likely to strike a deal for Jadon Sancho if Borussia Dortmund drop their price tag again, according to reports. The England international is back on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar. And, if he moves to Old Trafford, he’ll play alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes in their attack.
Manchester United have long admired Sancho.
They first tried to sign the forward back in 2017 when he was at Manchester City, only to end up missing out.
They’ve attempted to land the England international again in both 2019 and 2020 respectively in the time since but, on both occasions, the 21-year-old has proven to be out of reach.
This summer, with United set to be rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite in the Champions League next term, Sancho is again being linked with a move.
And Eurosport’s Dean Jones, speaking on Touchline Talk, has expressed a belief that United will strike a deal for Sancho should Dortmund lower their demands by £10million.
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“United do definitely still want Sancho if they can get him,” he said.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was so disappointed not to get him last time around, and he still would really like him as part of his set up.
“So they’ve been waiting basically the last few weeks to find out what his new value is. Obviously last year they were looking at like €120m and they were never gonna pay that.
“And so finally it’s been leaked that the new valuation is €100m which is about £85m, something like that.
“Now that’s still too high to be honest, United still don’t feel that in this market at this time, with no other clubs seriously looking at him like they were, that that’s a realistic fee for Jadon Sancho, that’s what I’m told.
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“So I still think personally that that fee needs to drop by about another £10m if a deal is going to be done.”
United also have interest in Sancho’s team-mate Erling Haaland.
But, with Edinson Cavani looking increasingly likely to stay at Old Trafford, the Red Devils now could be set to change focus.
Cavani has been regularly linked with a move to Boca Juniors and goes into tonight’s game against Roma on a run of five goals from his last five matches.
Yet keeping him would allow Solskjaer to use funds elsewhere.
United have struggled with right wingers in the years since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Real Madrid in 2009, seeing the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay toil there.
And Sancho could be the answer.
However, the Dortmund star isn’t the only player on United’s radar with the transfer window creeping closer.
They also retain interest in Raphael Varane, who missed Los Blancos’ Champions League defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night.
And Declan Rice is another player in their sights, with the England international excelling for West Ham this season.
Speaking earlier in the season, Sancho admitted he tries to avoid speculation over his future – with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool also linked.
“I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,” he said.
“It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training.
“For me it’s about improving every single day. It’s important for me to keep a smile on my face and keep happy.
“I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my head down, keep focus and improve every day.”
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