Manchester United are thinking about pulling the plug on their move for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho due to the Bundesliga giants’ ‘unrealistic’ valuation of the 20-year-old.
Sancho is rated at £108 million by the German giants and the club want his future resolved by August 10th – when BVB begin their pre-season training regime.
Sancho wants to join United but the Red Devils’ finances have been dented by the pandemic, with roughly £150 million being wiped from the club’s annual revenues.
Though the transfer market has opened, few sides have completed business and the deals that have already been sealed seem to have taken into account the pandemic.
Leroy Sane was signed by Bayern Munich for £55 million, while Timo Werner has joined Chelsea for £47 million.
However, Dortmund are refusing to budge from their £108 million valuation of Sancho and United are reluctant to meet their asking price.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Red Devils believe Dortmund’s asking price is yet to factor in a ‘market correction’ and that the demands are completely unrealistic in the current climate.
In spite of reports in Germany over the last 72 hours that a deal is close, the English star are adamant that they will not compromise their budget to land Sancho and the club are willing to look at other targets if Die Borussen refuse to compromise.
Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman is an alternative target and United could pursue a loan deal for him, who is keen on a move to Old Trafford.