Borussia Dortmund will not sell Jadon Sancho for less than €110m (£97.2m) amid talks between the player’s agent and Manchester United, according to reports.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Dortmund have sent a message to Sancho’s suitors, denying the teenager’s value will decrease as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
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- Man Utd have been heavily linked with a move for Sancho in recent months.
- And Romano claims there have been talks between the club and the player’s agent.
- However, Dortmund are apparently unwilling to lower their €110m valuation of Sancho.
- It is believed United’s pursuit could turn into a drawn-out saga.
- An unnamed agent has ruled out Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Sancho.
Romano also reports Manchester United are in contact with Sancho’s agent but the Red Devils are yet to make an official offer for the former Manchester City prospect.
Indeed, Romano believes it “won’t be a quick deal”, which suggests the saga could drag on through the summer transfer window – if, of course, the window is opened during the pandemic.
Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017 and has scored 31 goals in 90 appearances across all competitions for the Bundesliga side.
His performances have resulted in talk of a transfer to a European superpower in recent months, with Manchester United thought to be chief among the clubs interested.
It is unknown to what extent COVID-19 will affect transfer dealings this summer as it’s still unclear whether certain European leagues will finish traditionally.
In any case, Romano’s update suggests Manchester United will attempt to lure Sancho if given the opportunity to do so.
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Unnamed agent rules Liverpool and Chelsea out of Sancho race
Speaking to the South China Morning Post, an unnamed agent all but ruled out a move to Bayern Munich, Liverpool or Chelsea for Sancho.
They said: “No matter how good Sancho is, there’s actually a limited market for him right now. Dortmund won’t sell to Bayern Munich, not just because they’re their biggest rivals but Dortmund are in a better financial position than when they sold players in the past like [Robert] Lewandowski.
“Liverpool are not in the market for £100 million players and they don’t need him. I’ve dealt with [Jurgen] Klopp – they’d rather pay half that amount for a player a step or two behind Sancho who they think they can improve.
“I’ve read the Chelsea speculation and I’m convinced that it’s the agents ramping up the talk to try and create an auction situation which would suit them and Dortmund.”