Borussia Dortmund have said they are ready to “discuss” the sale of Jadon Sancho, but do not think a club would be willing to respond to the asking price.
The Bundesliga giants have reportedly rated Sancho – the highly-rated 20-year-old England star – at £ 100 million after 17 goals and assists this season.
Manchester United should try to rush to the winger once the transfer window is reopened, but may wait their time to put pressure on Dortmund to reduce their demands.
The general manager of the German club, Hans-Joachim Watzke, admitted that he could be sold, although he promised to negotiate very hard.
He said, “If Jadon comes up to us and says he wants to leave no matter what – which has not happened so far – and that a club wants to spend what we ask, we will discuss it.
“But I don’t think a club will pay the fees we want.”
United is believed to have managed better than most clubs with the financial impact of the coronavirus stop but still won’t want to be billed on the quote for Sancho.
The prodigious youngster has scored 34 goals in 99 appearances since joining Dortmund with his neighbors. Manchester City for around £ 8 million.
And United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, notably refused to exclude the signing of Sancho during an interview with the Norwegian television channel Viaplay.
When asked if the club would sign someone from Dortmund, he replied, “I’m good at math, but I can’t answer that question.
“There are a lot of good footballers on many teams.”
When asked to develop his summer transfer plans, legend United revealed that he had had positive conversations with CEO Ed Woodward.
He added: “If something is in front of us shouting that it makes sense, both from a sporting and financial point of view – I know we will try, but you cannot make any promises.”