There are suggestions that Jadon Sancho may have to personally force a transfer to Manchester United, according to The Independent.
The Bundesliga club reportedly set a deadline of Monday 10 August but talks are still ongoing.
Chief football writer at the Indy, Miguel Delaney, believes United are Dortmund are deadlocked in attempt to agree a figure on the up-front fee, with as little as £10m in the difference. He adds that Sancho had already said goodbye to members of staff at the Bundesliga club.
Dortmund value Sancho at €120m when all deferred payments are considered, whereas United will argue that is ‘unrealistic’ in the current market with COVID-19 having such an impact on financial matters.
Growing feeling Sancho will have to push for move – maybe even put in transfer request – to break deadlock over move
– as little as 10m of difference in upfront fee
– Sancho had said goodbyes to staff, only to greet them todayhttps://t.co/PtwyE1BBzl
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 10, 2020
Sancho has been reluctant to force a move as his relationship with Dortmund is good, but there is a growing feeling that may change if he continues to be priced out of deal.
So, it’s a case where someone needs to act. Whether that be Sancho or United, I don’t think Dortmund will lower their demands unless pressured into doing so.
It’s only been 10 days since the transfer window opened but this saga is getting beyond tiresome.
Dortmund are expected to address the media later today (3.30pm UK time).