Borussia Dortmund will reject any attempts from Man Utd to take Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford in January, according to reports.
Sancho had long been considered United’s primary transfer target heading into this most recent window, with Dortmund not averse to negotiating the winger’s departure.
The Germans outlined their demands – £108m (€120m) and a deadline of August 10 – but ‘deluded’ Man United ignored them and instead struck deals for two teenage right wingers in their problem position.
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It has since been claimed that Sancho felt ‘undervalued’ by United’s low-balling offer but now there have been fresh reports linking Sancho with Man Utd.
ESPN said last week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still sees Sancho and Erling Haaland as his main targets moving forward.
The Man Utd boss is understood to consider the Dortmund duo as integral parts of his long-term vision at Old Trafford, while other reports have suggested the Red Devils will try again in the January transfer window.
However, German publication Bild (via Sport Witness) claims that the latest rumours of Man Utd interest in a January move are ‘without any concrete background’.
Dortmund have a ‘Corona hole’ in their finances with the club losing huge amounts of money due to the pandemic – but, despite that, the Bundesliga outfit aren’t prepared to lose Sancho part-way through the season.
The German side believe that Sancho is ‘on the way’ to becoming one of the world’s biggest stars and would even refuse a €120m offer from Man Utd in January.