Manchester United are still keen on signing Jadon Sancho and will only abandon a move on one condition, according to reports.
The Sun suggest United will only pull the plug on a deal this summer if Sancho publicly states his desire to stay with Borussia Dortmund.
Until Sancho commits his future to BVB he will still be a target.
That means this could drag on all summer, into January and next summer too!
Although I’m not sure if United will have such a clear run at Sancho in 12 months time from now. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling in this transfer market and neither will be signing the Borussia Dortmund sensation this summer.
In previous years an approach from Real Madrid would have been expected. Sancho has what it takes to be a global superstar.
It doesn’t outline whether United are actively pursuing a deal to sign the England winger but things certainly seem to have slowed down in recent weeks.
“It has gone a little bit quiet as far as Jadon Sancho is concerned,” Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth said on The Transfer Show. “The information I got this morning was if United do not sign Sancho in this transfer window there is a chance he will never become a United player.
“Make no mistake about it, this window represents what I cal the perfect storm as far as United are concerned. They are in the Champions League, Sancho wants Champions League football.
“They are realistically the only club that could do a deal for Sancho at the figures being mentioned. However, and this is a big crux of it, as it stands there has been no bid from United.
“Dortmund are adamant he will not be sold. The only way that changes is if United make a bid, and then if Sancho then agitates for a transfer to United.
“It must be said that Dortmund have been quite bemused at how United have approached this proposed transfer. A selling club has a valuation for a player, a buying club has a valuation for a player. Then the two sides talk. Here we have a situation where Dortmund have made it clear what their price is, it’s €120m for Sancho.
“United have said they’re not willing to meet that price, they think it’s completely unrealistic in the current situation, but what they haven’t said is what they are prepared to pay. Hence, there is no basis for a negotiation.”
If Sancho proves too pricey United could look to alternatives in the transfer market. Solskjaer needs to add more quality to his right wing and he wouldn’t need to look further than Bayern Munich’s Champions League final hero Kingsley Coman.
“Now we hear United might have potential alternative targets, the likes of Douglas Costa from Juventus or Champions League winning goalscorer Kingsley Coman from Bayern Munich, David Brooks perhaps even from Bournemouth,” Dharmesh added.
“There are two ways to look at this. United are genuinely interested in these players as an alternative to Sancho, or are they happy for these names to be out in the open so that they nudge Dortmund into doing business.
“It should be said Sancho is willing to move to United, a club that is the biggest rival of the club he left when moving to Dortmund in Manchester City.
“As it stands, we are far away as Sancho going to United as we have ever been.”