Manchester United’s chances of signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho could depend on whether the Red Devils secure Champions League football. The Red Devils are ready to splash the cash this summer.
England international Sancho is a top target for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It’s claimed the Red Devils are willing to hand Sancho the iconic No. 7 shirt to head to Old Trafford this summer.
However, there are issues over Dortmund’s asking price, with the Bundesliga giants demanding over £100m.
It’s understood United are unwilling to pay over £60m for the 20-year-old due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
And according to the Evening Standard, United must secure Champions League football if they want to sign Sancho.
They say the winger refused to force a move to Old Trafford last summer due to United not being in the prestigious competition.
And Sancho could stall on a move to United this summer if Solskjaer’s men fail to finish in the top four this season.
United are currently fifth in the Premier League with five games remaining.
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However, the Red Devils are just two points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Solskjaer has been vocal on United’s run in, claiming the top four race will go down to the last day of the season.
“I think the last round of fixtures is going to be vital,” Solskjaer said.
“You have got Chelsea vs Wolves and us against Leicester – so it might be a three-point advantage for us or Leicester and it is still an important game.
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“And I can’t see the difference between us and Leicester being a lot more than three points either way and it is the same with Chelsea and Wolves.
“It’s looking exciting, It’s a short space of time and so many games in that time but I think it will go down to the last game.”
United could still secure Champions League football for next season even if they finish fifth in the Premier League.
With Manchester City set to finish second, if their European football ban is upheld, their place will be handed to whoever finishes fifth in the Premier League.
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