Jadon Sancho left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad AGAIN ahead of Freiburg clash due to illness with Manchester United still hoping to seal deal ahead of deadline day
- Manchester United are still hoping to strike a late deal to sign Jadon Sancho
- The Borussia Dortmund forward has been open to joining the Old Trafford club
- United have so far failed to meet Sancho’s £108m price tag with talks stalled
- Sancho has now missed Dortmund’s last two games with a respiratory infection
Jadon Sancho has once again been left out entirely from Borussia Dortmund’s squad ahead of their clash with Freiburg due to illness, amid continued interest from Manchester United.
The 20-year-old forward has remained United’s primary target this summer, but the club have so far failed to wrap up negotiations with Dortmund remaining steadfast over their £108million valuation.
Sancho was also missing from Dortmund’s Super Cup defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday with a ‘respiratory infection’ cited as the reason behind his absence.
Jadon Sancho was missing entirely from Borussia Dortmund’s squad for their Freiburg clash
The club confirmed on Saturday afternoon that it is the same issue which has ruled Sancho out from their next fixture.
Roman Burki, Dortmund’s first-choice goalkeeper, has also missed out with a similar infection – although the club have confirmed both players have tested negative for coronavirus.
Having missed two games in quick succession, speculation has been rife over United making a last-ditch attempt to land Sancho with just two days remaining until the window slams shut.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified Sancho as his primary target but has so far been left frustrated
Dortmund have remained steadfast over their £108million valuation of the England forward
Sportsmail reported on Friday that Sancho does not intend to push for a move to Old Trafford with both clubs remaining at an impasse.
United are understood to have turned their interest into a concrete offer this week. The package was worth a guaranteed £73m with further add-ons potentially taking the deal up to £91m.
The overall valuation fell well short of Dortmund’s asking price, however, with United believing the price tag is too high due to the financial fallout stemming from the pandemic.
Sancho is thought to have told Dortmund over two months ago that he was keen to make the move to Old Trafford and return to England, having left Manchester City in search of regular first-team action in 2017.
Sportsmail reported on Friday that Sancho does not intend to force through a move to United
The Dortmund hierarchy accepted his wishes and were prepared to offload him provided any interested clubs matched his eye-watering valuation.
An initial deadline of August 1 was imposed, which was later extended to August 10.
Both dates passed by with United failing to stump up a suitable offer, despite having thrashed out personal terms and agents’ fees beforehand.
United appear to have set their sights on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele as a potential alternative with time rapidly running out to land their targets.
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