Jadon Sancho to Manchester United still seems some way off completion. It’s a saga that has dominated the transfer window so far, with Ed Woodward unable to get a deal for the Borussia Dortmund star over the line. So Express Sport will now take a look at the latest news and gossip about a deal.
Offer to Borussia Dortmund
According to The Guardian, United have already had one offer for Sancho rejected.
It’s claimed by the publication that the Red Devils proposed paying an initial £90million and then £17m in add-ons and bonuses for the 20-year-old.
Such a deal would have made him their most-expensive signing in their history, gazumping the £89m they paid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus back in the summer of 2016.
However, Dortmund declined and look set to stick to their £108m price tag with the transfer deadline of October 5 edging closer.
United do have alternatives in mind should Sancho end up staying at the Westfalenstadion, with a number of different players under consideration over at Old Trafford.
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Star makes decision
Sancho has spent the last three years at Borussia Dortmund, moving to the Westfalenstadion from Manchester City back in the summer transfer window of 2017.
And, out of respect for the Bundesliga side, The Telegraph say he won’t agitate for a move away.
Sancho is happy to remain at the club for another year, especially with the European Championships on the horizon.
And with the player unwilling to push for a move away, Dortmund have no pressure to sell.
They’re under no financial pressure to let their prized asset go, either, despite landing Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland this year.
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£50m for Sancho alternative
One player United have been linked with amid their Sancho signing issues is Bournemouth’s David Brooks.
And The Sun say it will set them back £50m to land the Wales international.
Bournemouth are determined to keep hold of Brooks this summer after seeing Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson leave.
Following last season’s relegation to the Championship, the south coast side were expected to have a fire sale in order to balance the books.
But the bulk of their players have stayed put and when it comes to Brooks, United may be priced out of a deal.
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Frank Leboeuf fires Sancho warning
ESPN pundit Frank Leboeuf has warned United about a deal for Sancho, saying: “It’s going to be difficult for him [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer]. It’s going to be a real challenge.
“He will have to prove that he’s as powerful [a coach] as we hope he is. He will have to sort out the problem with Paul Pogba.
“Bruno Fernandes plays with Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek, where’s Pogba going to be? On the bench? Good luck Mr Solskjaer.
“What’s going to happen with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford’s mood? If Sancho signs, what are you going to do with Mason Greenwood?
“Frank Lampard has some trouble with the bench and some players won’t play. It’s going to be the same thing for Solskjaer.”
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