Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are still quibbling over how much Jadon Sancho should cost this summer. The Bundesliga side are adamant they will not drop their £108million valuation despite the coronavirus seriously impacting the Red Devils’ revenue streams.
Reports surfaced last night that the transfer may be in jeopardy because the two clubs remain stubborn on their stances.
United had put together a package which consisted of £70m paid up front with the rest made up of instalments and add-ons.
Part of that deal would have included bonuses for winning the Premier League and Champions League. Other conditions were dependent on the number of appearances Sancho makes.
However, Dortmund do not want their income to be affected by the performance of the 20-year-old.
German transfer expert Christian Falk claims Dortmund have offered United a compromise in hope they can reach an agreement before August 10, when the squad jets off to Switzerland for their pre-season training camp.
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The Sport Bild journalist says Dortmund are apparently willing to accept a £63m down payment so long as Ed Woodward agrees to pay £27m next summer and a further £18m in 2022.
The two-year payment structure will allow United some freedom in this year’s budget as they weigh up moves for other targets.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer has asked Woodward to help source a new striker and centre-back partner for Harry Maguire.
A creative midfielder is also wanted to provide competition for Bruno Fernandes and Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish is the leading candidate.
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There are also serious questions surrounding David De Gea’s future at Old Trafford following a series of high-profile errors over the past couple of years.
However, the Spaniard may be too expensive to offload and is likely to be handed the No 1 spot for the 2020/21 campaign.
Solskjaer’s main priority has been and always will be to capture Sancho to fill the void on the right side of his attack.
Young forward Mason Greenwood has done a superb job patching the gap but a natural winger is required for the long-term.
Solskaer fielded questions about Sancho yesterday but he remained coy in his response.
“This transfer window is a long one and every transfer takes its course,” he said. “It is what it is.
“At the moment, I’ve got no updates for you anyway so if there’s any news, we’ll update you.”
Source Daily Express :: Sport Feed