Jadon Sancho is Manchester United’s top transfer target for the summer window. However,
reports claim Borussia Dortmund are insisting they’re yet to receive an approach from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for their prized asset. And, what’s more, talk of a cheaper deal than 12 months ago is said to be wide of the mark.
Jose Mourinho first tried in 2017, only for the forward to leave Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund instead having been swayed by the promise of regular football.
And, in the time since, United have missed out again.
Solskjaer wanted Sancho in 2019 but, with the club failing to qualify for the Champions League, ended up swooping for Daniel James instead.
There have been reports that, due to the coronavirus crisis, the Bundesliga side are willing to accept a fee in the region of £72million.
Yet Dortmund are adamant Sancho will only be allowed to leave the Westfalenstadion for a fee in the region of £82m instead, a fee that would make him United’s second most expensive signing of all time.
Paul Pogba currently leads the way when it comes to record recruits, costing United a sum of £89m upon returning from Juventus back in the summer transfer window of 2016.
And whether United are able to finally land Sancho this summer, after four years of intense speculation, remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, former United star Gary Pallister recently urged the club to make a ‘statement’ in this summer’s transfer window.
“Listen, Harry Kane is up for grabs, isn’t he?” he said.
“What a statement it would be if Manchester United were able to get hold of him. It seems to me that Man City are favourites, Harry has talked about how he’d love to play with De Bruyne, so we’ve got a good idea of what he’s thinking.
“But if Manchester United could sign him, what a statement.”
He then added: “The right-side position has been a problem. The only natural fit there at the minute is Mason [Greenwood], but I’m guessing he’ll want to move more centrally in the future.
The [Jadon] Sancho speculation will probably raise its head again.
“Also, if there’s a top-class centre half available – someone in the mould of Vincent Kompany or Virgil van Dijk – then I’d be surprised if we weren’t interested there as well.
“So I’m sure Ole has his targets.
“It might be a difficult transfer window due to Covid – we don’t know how much money clubs will have to spend on new signings – but I think those areas are self-explanatory.
“It’s going to be interesting to watch how the transfer market goes.”