Manchester United are determined to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United have put all other transfer business on hold as they focus on striking a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. Talks have reached a stalemate with neither club willing to budge on how much they want to pay for the England winger.
Sancho was in stunning form last season, netting 20 goals and providing 20 assists in all competitions.
Dortmund are now insisting the England international will be staying at the club next season after United failed to meet their August 10 deadline.
Despite that stance Express Sport understands the Bundesliga side would sell for £100m, a fee Ed Woodward is not prepared to pay.
The Red Devils are so desperate to add Sancho to their squad that they have halted all other negotiations though.
Man Utd transfer news: Jadon Sancho is wanted by Ed Woodward at Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)
As well as the 20-year-old, United would like to add a defender to partner Harry Maguire and a dynamic central midfielder.
Woodward and transfer negotiator Matt Judge are determined to strike a deal with Dortmund over Sancho as quickly as possible.
United are ready to explore every avenue to try and sign the winger before turning to alternatives and other positions.
Dortmund would like Sancho to make a public statement to commit himself to the club and end interest from the Red Devils.
That’s after the Bundesliga side announced his contract had been extended to 2023 under the radar.
Sancho is keen on a move to Old Trafford though and would like a return to the Premier League this summer.
His Dortmund team-mates have expressed their delight at the club’s insistence he is staying, with midfielder Axel Witsel saying: “He stays and we’re all happy.
“He’s one of the most important players offensively for our team.
“It’s really good news for us to keep him – at a minimum – one more season.”
Man Utd transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Jadon Sancho (Image: GETTY)
Erling Haaland added: “Jadon is a fantastic player, so I am very happy that he is staying.
“I am sure he will give me some goals – but I will give him some as well.”
Former Premier League striker Clinton Morrison believes Sancho’s agent could have a big say in a move to United though.
“I am not really about people handing in transfer [requests],” Morrison told talkSPORT.
“The club will know and Sancho will go into them and be saying ‘I want to go’. His agent will probably be speaking to them.
“Eventually the deal will happen. It might go to the last day of the window but I think the deal will happen.
“Jadon Sancho will be a Man Utd player – who wouldn’t want to go to Man Utd.”