Borussia Dortmund have been warned that Manchester United are prepared to walk away from a proposed deal that would see Jadon Sancho move to Old Trafford.
That’s according to BBC reporter Simon Stone who gives the impression on Twitter that United feel the transfer fee and wages being spoken about take no account of the global pandemic and the compliments that has for all clubs financially.
Stone says the clubs are still far apart and there is no agreement over wages in place.
Borussia Dortmund warned @ManUtd prepared to walk away from Sancho deal due to unrealistic demands. Feel fees/wages being spoken about take no account of coronavirus. Adamant clubs far apart and no agreement n wages.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 4, 2020
It sounds like United are simply refusing to be held to ransom by Borussia Dortmund as talks presumably drag on over a deal. They haven’t walked away like the update threatens but they might unless BVB wise up.
Another report from talkSPORT backs up the above information but states United are not willing to meet the £108m valuation set by the Bundesliga club. Moreover, Dortmund have set a deadline of August 10 to get Sancho’s future sorted.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is also understood to have concerns regarding the player’s salary — but there hasn’t been anything in the media to suggest Sancho’s demands were going to cause a problem. He’d be a marquee signing and you’d expect him to arrive as one of the highest paid players when it’s potentially the transfer of the summer.
Meanwhile, German reporter Christian Falk claims personal terms have already been agreed – his tweet was retweeted by the ever reliable Fabrizio Romano – with a contract running until 2025.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 4, 2020
Romano was asked about the situation on Twitter and gave some clarity, as seen below:
nothing to explain. 😃 personal terms are ok until 2025.
Clubs are in talks and trying to find an agreement – advanced stage as I said. Still not agreed about add ons and installments.
I never spoke about any deadline or something similar. It’s a negotiations and talks are on 👌🏻
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2020
So much conflicting information!