Manchester United will ‘NOT give up on signing Jadon Sancho this summer until England star publicly says he wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund’ despite talks stalling over £108m deal
- Manchester United are still hopeful they may be able to sign Jadon Sancho
- Talks over a £108m deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward have stalled
- United will not give up on Sancho until the England star says he wants to stay
Manchester United are reportedly unwilling to abandon their pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer until the England star publicly admits he wants to remain at Borussia Dortmund.
A move for the £108-million-rated forward had looked dead in the water with talks stalling but United now have renewed hope a deal may be able to be salvaged.
Sancho, 20, has remained tight-lipped throughout the saga while Dortmund chiefs have insisted he will spend at least one more season in Germany.
Manchester United do not want to give up Jadon Sancho pursuit until he comments on future
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made Sancho his No 1 target but talks over a £108m deal have stalled
20-year-old Sancho – who has remained coy throughout saga – is currently on England duty
Negotiations to bring Sancho to Old Trafford were encumbered by the two clubs’ difference in valuation and the players’ wage demands but The Sun claim United are still not ready to give up on a deal.
United are believed to have offered between £60m and £70m up front with significant add-ons for Sancho – which was rebuffed by Dortmund – and conceded earlier this summer that his £300,000-a-week wages would shatter their pay structure.
However, they believe they could still land their man if he pushes for a move this summer and want the England international to make a statement clarifying his plans for the immediate future.
Despite this, United have already turned their attentions to other targets with Ajax’s Donny van de Beek set to sign after a £40m fee was agreed.
United believe they can still sign him this summer if the England ace pushes for the move
The club, meanwhile, are closing in on signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40m
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also wants to add a centre-back this summer and is looking at RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.
The highly-sought after Frenchman won’t come cheap and it’s understood United are open to the idea of offloading Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo in a bid to fund a move.
Meanwhile, a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish continues to be mooted and Sportsmail understands the two clubs have held talks over a possible £80m deal.
Grealish is a prime target for United but if they could revive talks for Sancho that would likely spell the end of their interest in the England new boy.