What German media say about Manchester United’s continuing transfer Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United are keen to bring Jadon Sancho back to the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund, but negotiations with the Bundesliga are proving difficult. The German side announced yesterday that Sancho will remain at the club for the 2020-21 season, adding that his contract has been extended for one year until 2023.

This has not led United to give up on a deal and on the United side, they feel Dortmund’s position is not as strong as they claim.

However, the point of view is very different on the continent, with German outlets reporting things on the other side of the spectrum. We have collected the latest reports here.

‘Not bluffing’

Borussia Dortmund have imposed a deadline of August 10 for a transfer to be completed, which many initially believed was simply a negotiating tactic.

However, Ruhr Nachrichten reports that Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke informed Manchester United of the date at the end of June and that he was not bluffing.

The outlet, the local Dortmund newspaper, says the club were prepared to accept a € 120million fee in installments, but would not take a penny less and send a “clear message” that it does not. it is not a “training club”.

With Dortmund doubling down on their insistence, Sancho will not be sold, they will have an egg in their face if a deal comes to fruition.

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Dembele’s comparisons

A key encouragement for Manchester United to continue their pursuit of Sancho is the fact that this is not the first time Dortmund have insisted a player stay put – and previously that has not been the case.

The German side have been clear with their stance on Ousmane Dembele’s future, but a transfer leading the Frenchman to Barcelona has finally taken place.

However, Bild reports that Dortmund “don’t expect” a repeat situation with Sancho.



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Sancho “respects” the decision

Bild also has some interesting comments from Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc as he suggests the England international respects the club’s decision.

“Of course, we recently had an exchange with his advisor, we have a very good relationship with each other. But the club’s decision is respected by both the agency and the player.

This adds to the belief on the continent that the situation is not comparable to Dembele’s before, as the 20-year-old will not push to design a move.

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