Man Utd given transfer deadline for key Solskjaer target

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Manchester United face an important summer.

They are currently fifth in the Premier League table and that could well be enough to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

That is because of Manchester City’s potential ban from next season’s competition and one has to assume that will provide a boost for the finances of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

They have a tough final five games, taking on relegation-threatened Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Ham United and, in their final encounter, Leicester City.

Leicester are currently fourth in the table, four points ahead of the Red Devils, but that gap can be cut to one if United beat Villa on Thursday.

They have a number of targets this summer, of course, and it appears that they have now been given an ultimatum.

Solskjaer’s men have been told that they need to agree a deal for a top player by August 10th.

That’s according to The Daily Mirror, who report that Borussia Dortmund want Jadon Sancho’s future sorted by that date.

The Bundesliga club are well aware of United’s interest in the 20-year-old, per the report, but are demanding £90 million to let him go, even with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the transfer market.

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Sancho is said to be keen to move to United, meaning personal terms are not likely to be an issue, leaving the fee as the main sticking point.

Dortmund are said to be unwilling to be drawn into a transfer saga and, as such, have informed United that a deal must be wrapped up quickly for a player who has scored 20 goals and registered 20 assists in all competitions this season.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

The ball is firmly in United’s court.

They now know exactly what must be done to lure the England international to Old Trafford and few can deny how exciting a prospect signing Sancho will be for the club.

He is a genuinely exceptional forward player, capable of playing on the left, the right, or as an attacking midfielder.

Sancho is also a remarkably young player who will turn 21 next year; his assuredness and dribbling ability are incredible for someone still developing.

United need to do this deal and if they don’t get to it in time, they will only have themselves to blame.

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