Manchester United are only ready to pay half of Dortmund’s £100 million valuation of winger Jadon Sancho with the Old Trafford outfit valuing the England star at closer to £50 million, according to reports.
The 20-year-old winger is determined to return to his homeland this summer, though he’s not expected to hand in a transfer request at BVB which he joined in 2017 in a £10m deal from Manchester City.
The Red Devils had been favourites to bring in Sancho before the pandemic hit but the club no longer feel BVB’s £100m valuation of the attacker is realistic or worth pursuing.
The pandemic has had a widespread effect on club finances and Die Borussen confirmed this week they’re already expecting to take a £41 million hit this quarter, through the fact that fans are unable to attend matches.
Nevertheless, the club remain intent on extracting a club-record sum out of Manchester United, whose previous record was the £89 million they spent on Paul Pogba in 2016.
However, according to a recent report by Sky Sports, the club will attempt to reason with Dortmund and feel that a £50 million fee is more realistic in the current climate.
Dortmund seem intent on sticking to their figure and club chief Hans-Joachim Watzke suggested earlier this week that Jadon will stay in Germany because no club will meet their valuation.
‘I don’t think a club will pay the sum. There is also no coronavirus discount on him,’ Hans-Joachim told Sport 1.
United are also keen on Birmingham City ace Jude Bellingham and the teenager was given a guided tour of the club’s Carrington training ground by Sir Alex Ferguson in March.