Manchester United are considering pulling out of talks to sign Jadon Sancho after growing increasingly frustrated with Borussia Dortmund. ...
Manchester United are considering pulling out of talks to sign Jadon Sancho after growing increasingly frustrated with Borussia Dortmund.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a breakthrough earlier this week when he agreed personal terms with the England international.
There was a big sticking point between United and Sancho over his salary expectations and agent fee.
Solskjaer spoke to the 20-year-old to push for the deal in an attempt to bring the winger in the door ahead of United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on September 19.
Sancho became the number one target at the start of the summer, but Dortmund slapped a £108 million price tag on his head.
The Bundesliga team has refused to budge on that position and United are unwilling to spend more than £80 million.
United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward has become frustrated with the negotiation process and is now threatening to walk away from the deal, according to the Daily Star.
The Red Devils have been confident of signing Sancho ahead of the October 5 transfer deadline.
But with each passing week there is growing uncertainty amongst those at Old Trafford.
United will soon have to start looking for alternative options with Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, Atletico Madrid ace Joao Félix and Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale being considered.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand believes it is vitally important for Solskjaer to secure his main target this summer.
“They need more of that and we know they are looking to sign players like Jadon Sancho, but clearly this is a different summer with the coronavirus having a big impact on budgets at a lot of clubs” said Rio.
“It looks like only a handful of clubs will have money to spend and that gives United, Chelsea and Manchester City a chance to close the gap on Liverpool if they get their signings right this summer.”