Man Utd are ready to meet Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for Jadon Sancho as they look to get a deal done before the Euros, according to reports in Germany.
The Red Devils were locked in negotiations with Dortmund last summer over a move for the England international, but Man Utd dragged their feet in the hope the German club would reduce their then asking price of over £100m.
While Dortmund stayed firm last summer, they have now dropped their valuation to ‘a bit less than €100m’, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The headline in today’s newspaper reads: ‘With a fee of 95 million, Sancho can leave!’ With the German publication discussing the game of ‘poker’ surrounding the Dortmund winger’s future.
The report claims that Sancho has been ‘promised’ that he can leave Signal Iduna Park this summer with Dortmund prepared to accept a bid of €95m (£82m) from Man Utd.
Sport Bild adds: ‘If Manchester is ready to accept BVB’s demands, the Sancho Poker could be decided before the start of the European Championship. If not, the trade threatens to become a hangover again – and could even end with a stay.
‘Because: BVB does not have any pressure to sell. Sancho’s contract will run until 2023.’
There were rumours this week that some of the Man Utd players want the club to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish over Sancho – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his heart set on the former Manchester City youth player.
While Man Utd legend Paul Scholes recently named Sancho as one of two signings he would like to see come in at Old Trafford this summer.
Scholes said: “I think we need someone who is a creative midfield player. Grealish or Sancho, one of them would be ideal.
“It would be great to have a left-footed centre back but I don’t think it’s needed, I don’t think we are desperate for that. I would like to see a centre-half come in next to Maguire. I think Lindelof is doing alright, I just think alright isn’t good enough to win a league.
“Marquinhos from PSG, I think he’s be a brilliant centre-half next to Maguire but again you’re talking about a lot of money.”