Manchester United are apparently refusing to rule out making a fresh approach for Jadon Sancho this summer with reports suggesting that Borussia Dortmund have lowered their asking price for their star.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and football director John Murtough look set to be busy this upcoming transfer window as they aim to complete the squad rebuild. Although the centre-back and defensive-midfield are likely to be prioritised, other positions like a first-team right-winger remains on the manager’s wish list, with Sancho being the ideal candidate for the role.
United remain ardent admirers of the 21-year-old winger, having failed in three prior attempts to sign him, and are now allegedly adamant in refusing to rule out making a fresh approach this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Sancho was United’s primary target last summer but they failed to reach an agreement with the England international’s camp while also failing to convince Dortmund to lower their asking price, reported then to be upwards of £100million.
However, the latest news according to German outlet Sport1 report that the Bundesliga club has internally agreed to decrease their price tag this year to the region of €85-90million, due largely to the financial losses the club has suffered as a result of the pandemic.
Allegedly, just like a similar deadline set last summer where Dortmund refused to change their position once the date had expired, any deal this time will again have to be completed prior to the start of Dortmund’s pre-season training camp expected to begin at the end of July.
Meanwhile, news on another front has emerged that United have reportedly compiled a three-man short-list to replace Paul Pogba should he depart this summer.
The Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford ends in 2022 and, though he is currently a renaissance of form at Old Trafford, an extension is yet to be agreed.
The Mirror reports that if United are forced to sell Pogba to avoid losing him for free, then West Ham’s Declan Rice, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez are on their list of potential replacements.