AFP | Manchester United are considering pulling the plug on their move for Dortmund star Jadon Sancho due to the Bundesliga club’s ‘unrealistic’ valuation of the 20-year-old.
Sancho is valued at £108million by the German giants and they want his future resolved by August 10th – when the club begin their pre-season training regime.
Sancho wants to join United but United’s finances have been dented by the pandemic, with roughly £150m being wiped from the club’s annual revenues.
Though the transfer window has opened, few clubs have completed business and the deals that have already been made seem to have taken into account the pandemic.
Leroy Sane was signed by Bayern Munich for £55m, while Timo Werner has joined Chelsea for £47m. However, Dortmund are refusing to budge from their £108m valuation of Sancho and United are unwilling to meet their asking price.
According to the Daily Telegraph, United believe Dortmund’s asking price is yet to factor in a ‘market correction’ and that their demands are completely unrealistic in the current climate.
Despite reports in Germany over the last 72 hours that a deal is close, United are adamant that they will not compromise their budget to sign Sancho and the club are willing to look at other targets if Dortmund refuse to compromise.
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is an alternative target and United could pursue a loan deal for the Frenchman, who is keen on a move to Old Trafford. The winger already has eight league titles to his name having spent his career with Bayern, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Sancho remains United’s priority and the Red Devils remain intent on signing the England international, provided Dortmund agree to lower their valuation.