German media throw a spanner in the works as Man Utd look to sign Sancho


Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho is in the news.

The England international appears set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the front of the queue to land him.

Reports in various British media outlets have claimed that the deal is close to being completed.

The Guardian reports that United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Sancho, with a fee of £90 million mooted.

He is said to be set to earn £250,000-per-week at Old Trafford, signing a five-year deal.

The Sun have even claimed that United have set aside the No.7 shirt for the forward, such is their confidence that he will arrive in Manchester.

But a new report from Germany has now cast doubt on one of the biggest transfers of the summer transfer window.


Kicker, via Sport Witness, have issued a new update on the potential move and they’ve contradicted much of what has been said in the English papers.

They report that there have been no talks between the Bundesliga giants and United over a possible deal.

And Sport Witness quote them directly, writing: “Those who have not been communicating with each other for weeks can hardly discuss payment arrangements with one another.”


Dortmund are said to have set a deadline for United to agree a deal, claiming that if no transfer is negotiated by August 10th, he will start pre-season training with them and stay with them next season.

Sancho has been in exceptional form throughout his time in Germany, scoring 34 goals and registering 43 assists in 99 games.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This is intriguing.

It makes sense that there would be two separate stories from two countries, given the clubs involved.

This could well be a negotiating strategy from Dortmund as they look to drive Sancho’s price up.


A fee of £90m would make him the most expensive British footballer of all time and it appears that Dortmund are determined to wring every penny out of the Old Trafford giants.

One has to feel that a compromise will eventually be reached and Sancho will end up returning to his native country.

But it may take some time for everything to be agreed.

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