Manchester United chief Ed Woodward won’t give up on Jadon Sancho easily having put ‘so much’ into a deal for the Borussia Dortmund star, reports claim. The Red Devils’ interest in the 20-year-old has been well-publicised throughout the transfer window. But, so far, they’ve been unable to bring him to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax, with the Netherlands international becoming their first signing of the transfer window in the process.
But they’d still like to sign Sancho before the deadline, having spent most of the summer pursuing the 20-year-old.
United’s interest in the forward dates back to 2017, when he was at Manchester City. On that occasion, however, he opted to leave the Etihad Stadium for first-team football in Germany instead.
They also tried to snap him up last summer but, having missed out on Champions League football, again found him elusive.
Now, United have spent weeks trying to sign Sancho – only to find Dortmund stubborn in negotiations so far.
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And the Daily Mail say they’re currently readying a new bid for the 20-year-old, one they will hope will be accepted.
It’s claimed the club have put ‘so much’ into a deal for the England international that they won’t consider signing alternatives until very late on in the window.
United are working on sorting Sancho’s personal terms, with the player’s wages and agent fees currently a problem.
But while they’ve interest in Kingsley Coman, Douglas Costa and Ousmane Dembele it seems the Red Devils are hellbent on signing Sancho and fully intend to approach the situation with vigour.
Dortmund have regularly insisted that Sancho won’t be leaving the Westfalenstadion before the transfer window slams shut on October 5.
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Yet money talks and, with the club spending big on Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham over the past year, they may have no choice but to cash in on their star performer.
United hero Darren Fletcher recently opened up on Sancho’s situation, admitting the England star ticks ‘all the boxes’ for Solskjaer’s side.
He told the Metro: “At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game.
“It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.
“So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.
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“Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.
“It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well.
“He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.”
Sancho isn’t United’s only transfer target.
They’re also eyeing a deal for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano – but may have to wait a year with the 21-year-old recently signing a new contract extension at the Red Bull Arena.
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