Manchester United threaten to pull out of Jadon Sancho deal. Borussia Dortmund are holding out for an ‘unrealistic’ £108million fee.
United have threatened to walk away from the Jadon Sancho deal if they cannot reach a compromise with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer fee.
Dortmund are demanding £108million for the 20-year-old winger. Old Trafford sources insisted on Tuesday night that the two sides remain far apart in their valuations.
United believe the Germans are being unrealistic in the current economic climate with even the world’s biggest clubs being hit hard by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned that transfer fees are going to be significantly lower this year, but that has not stopped Dortmund holding out for a figure that would smash the British record £89m United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.
The Premier League club have a list of alternative targets include Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman. They will pursue those if they cannot find common ground over Sancho.
United are also reluctant for what they consider to be an artificial deadline of August 10. Dortmund indicated that they want any deal completed before they leave for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland.
United have not reached an agreement over the player’s personal terms.
United have been more disciplined since handing Alexis Sanchez an astronomical deal worth up to £560,000-a-week in January 2018.
Credit: Daily Mail