Manchester United will have to BREAK the British transfer record to sign Jadon Sancho with Dortmund holding out for a fee above the £89m they paid to get Paul Pogba
- Borussia Dortmund want in excess of £89million for star winger Jadon Sancho
- Manchester United have re-opened talks with them to sign the English forward
- For United to get their man, they will have to break the British transfer record
- United are short of funds and will have to include instalment payments in a deal
Manchester United have to break the British transfer record if they want to land Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer with the German club holding out for a record price and the two clubs still some distance apart.
Despite the Covid pandemic impacting on European football finances, the German club have not significantly reduced their asking price of £108million from a year ago and any offer from United would need to be in excess of the £89million paid for Paul Pogba in 2016 which is still the Premier League’s most expensive deal.
United’s board are fully committed to backing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market this summer with Sancho the Norwegian’s number one target.
Man United will have to break the British transfer record to sign Jadon Sancho this summer
Solskjaer feels United need a world-class operator on the right wing to score goals and create opportunities for Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Sancho, part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euros, ended the Bundesliga season in tremendous form, helping Dortmund qualify for the Champions League and win the German Cup, scoring 10 goals in 15 games.
Sportsmail understands the relationship between the two clubs has improved since last year’s drawn-out negotiations collapsed, with talks now back underway.
United want to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Dortmund winger is his No 1 target
Sancho doesn’t have any other suitors this summer but has an understanding that he can leave should Dortmund’s demands be met.
Talks are ongoing but it is understood that United are short of the scale of funds needed to sign Sancho, meaning any deal would most likely have to be structured payments over a few years with add-ons and incentive bonuses.
United also want to be able to buy a centre back, with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane top of their list but also attracting interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
United will have to pay in excess of the £89m they paid to get Paul Pogba to sign Sancho
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