Manchester United have had a £ 67million opening bid for Jadon Sancho turned down by Borussia Dortmund, who are unwilling to lower their asking price for the England winger.
Dortmund want £ 77.5million (€ 90million) for Sancho. The Bundesliga club, which are determined to resist Chelsea’s attempts to buy Erling Haaland, will not stand in the way of the 21-year-old if United hit their asking price.
United have agreed personal terms with Sancho. It is understood that they are ready to hand the England international a five-year contract worth around £ 350,000 a week. However, the club must decide whether to comply with Dortmund’s demands.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to improve his side’s chances of winning the Premier League by signing a right-handed striker. Still, Dortmund have shown that it is not easy to shake things up when they blocked United’s attempts to buy Sancho at a lower price last summer.
The German club are also facing interest in Chelsea’s Haaland. It is understood that they are determined to keep the Norway international for another year. Chelsea are expected to pay over £ 150million to buy him now.
Dortmund want to sell just one star. A deal for Sancho with United is believed to remain likely and the player is determined not to let speculation about his future affect him before England face Croatia at Wembley on Sunday in their first game of the Euro 2020.
“I’m cool about it,” Sancho told TalkSport. “There will always be speculation, especially when you’re doing well. It’s just the way you handle it on the pitch. If you continue like this I’m sure it won’t be a problem because the main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on.
Sancho said he wasn’t bothered by teammates asking him questions about his future. “Of course all the boys have a lot of questions,” he said.