Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has reportedly told Borussia Dortmund that while he’d be content to remain at the club, he’d be ‘happy’ if he joins the Red Devils. Ed Woodward has spent the whole transfer window trying to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford. But they’re yet to make a breakthrough, with the Bundesliga giants holding firm.
Manchester United have spent the last three years tracking Sancho.
They attempted to land the England international back in the summer transfer window of 2017, when the forward was cutting his teeth at Manchester City.
He then ended up joining Borussia Dortmund instead and rejected United a year ago, too, in the wake of their failure to secure Champions League qualification.
Now, the Red Devils are hoping it’ll be third time lucky.
But they’ve been unable to secure Sancho’s signature so far, with Dortmund demanding a massive £108million to let their star asset go.
And journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed on the Herewegopodcast that, while Sancho would be content to stay at the Westfalenstadion, he’s told Dortmund a move would make him ‘happy’.
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It seems that United can only sign Sancho if they cough up the money Dortmund want, however.
And whether the Red Devils are able to land the 20-year-old remains to be seen.
United are drawing up a list of alternatives behind the scenes at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to reinforce the right side of his attack.
Ivan Perisic hasn’t been ruled out, though their remains a strong likelihood the Croatia international will join Bayern Munich on a permanent basis having flourished on loan at the Allianz Arena.
Douglas Costa is another Plan B, with the Brazil international available after Juventus put him up for sale.
And United remain admirers of Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman, despite his heroics in the Champions League final make him a tricky target to pursue.
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Meanwhile, speaking recently, United legend Gary Neville opened up on Sancho and expressed a belief that the club should switch focus.
“Like everyone else they had three months off because of coronavirus, so I don’t think it should be the case they didn’t have the resource or time to get things done,” Neville told the Daily Mail.
“Chelsea got their business done, [Manchester] City have got three or four pieces done. I don’t think timing’s the issue.
“It’s just a thing with United that every time they go for a player in the last four, five, six years it feels they are a little bit desperate.
“They think they can hang on but they always pay it [the asking price] in the end.
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“That’s sometimes where I think you can take control, give a hard deadline and say ‘we’re moving away from this deal’.”
He then added: “That’s been the frustration with Sancho.
“The fact that it’s dragged on. Just say to Dortmund ‘leave him there’ and go get another player.
“There are plenty of players around, there can’t be just one player you’re chasing.
“If you can’t get a deal done (for Sancho) you have to move on. You certainly have to give hard deadlines on players.”
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