Ed Woodward has made ‘fundamental error’ in Man Utd’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Ed Woodward has made a 'fundamental error' while trying to negotiate a transfer for Jadon Sancho, according to reports from Germany.
Manchester United's executive vice chairman Woodward is working hard to sign the Dortmund forward in this summer's transfer window.
But the Red Devils and Dortmund are struggling to agree on a price, with the Bundesliga club holding out for around £105million.
United are prepared to pay £60m up front, and then cough up more in installments over the next two seasons. The Old Trafford club do not want to pay as much as £45m, though.
Woodward is known to play the long-game in the transfer market, and has previously stalled on trying to sign both Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.
The tactic didn't work on Leicester City, who held out for £80m, but it worked on Sporting, with the club accepting an initial fee of £47m up front for the Portuguese.
Woodward is hoping the tactic will work on Dortmund, what with Sancho seemingly keen to return to the Premier League.
But Germany publication Kicker claims United are making a 'fundamental error'.
According to a report, Dortmund have no intention of lowering their price for Sancho and will not sell unless their £105m valuation is met.
What's more, they have set the Red Devils a deadline of August 10 to make a move or kiss goodbye to their chances of snapping Sancho up this month.
Dortmund head to Switzerland next week for pre-season, and have no intention of selling any first team players once training gets underway.
The German club are in a powerful position as Sancho has two years remaining on his contract, so they aren't under any serious pressure to sell as his value will stay as it is.
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