Manchester United are looking increasingly likely to miss out on signing prime target Jadon Sancho in this summer’s transfer window.
United’s interest in Sancho is an open secret but there has been no indications of progression in negotiations for the Borussia Dortmund forward.
And according to the Mirror, United are prepared to wait and put the Sancho transfer on hold for another year.
The Mirror’s report claims United officials believe Dortmund’s £108m asking price for the England international is unrealistic in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
And they would be unwilling to meet the 20-year-old’s reported £300,000 per-week wages demands due the detrimental effect it will have on the club’s wage structure.
It has been suggested that Sancho may have to force a move to Old Trafford to get a transfer over the line, but it appears unlikely that he will force the issue.
Therefore, United have to remain patient and unless Dortmund lower their demands, Sancho will not be moving this summer.
Sancho would complete one of the most dangerous attacking tridents in European football and the delay in completing a move will surely be frustrating for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is keen to accelerate his rebuild.
It’s difficult to understand why United would put a deal on hold for their number one target unless it was a tactic to force Dortmund’s hand.
There is nothing to suggest Sancho will become more attainable next summer, particularly if he shines again for Dortmund next season.