Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has firmly ruled out any possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving to join Manchester United before the transfer window closes. The Red Devils are leaving it late in the window to get more business done with multiple reports suggesting they’re still hopeful of securing a deal for Sancho.
The 20-year-old has been United’s No 1 target all summer long with Ed Woodward tasked with striking a deal with Dortmund.
A transfer looked relatively straightforward earlier in the summer with Dortmund willing to hold discussions and United being the only club at the table.
Personal terms were also said to not be a problem with Sancho as he was keen on a move back to England.
However, Dortmund’s asking price of £108million has proven too steep for United in the current financial climate football clubs find themselves in.
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They’ve tested the Bundesliga outfit’s resolve with an approach this past week, making an offer worth a reported £92m.
That was swiftly rejected by Dortmund though and it’s clear their transfer stance hasn’t changed.
The German club had previously given United a deadline of August 10 – the start of their preseason training camp – to meet their demands if they wanted to sign Sancho.
No offer was forthcoming though with Dortmund soon announcing that Sancho will remain at the club for the upcoming season.
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And speaking ahead of their game against Freiburg on Saturday, Favre has reiterated the club’s stance by insisting Sancho will not be sold.
“Yes there was contact with Manchester United,” he said.
“But it’s all said and clear.
“Jadon will stay here and there will be no change in the next three days.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his feelings clear to the club’s hierarchy about their summer transfers, or lack thereof.
And the United boss has hinted that he remains hopeful of incomings before Monday’s transfer deadline.
“They [United] know my view,” Solskjaer said.
“The transfer window is still open for a little while. If something happens in or out you will get to know.
“There are many ways of improving a team. I keep reading about the players who should be playing instead of the ones who aren’t because they are performing well. That tells me I have a strong squad. There is competition for places.
“We need results. That is the only way of affecting the mood at the club – the players and staff. All the rest is short-term moods.”
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