Lucien Favre has seemingly put another dent in Manchester United’s hopes of signing Jadon Sancho this summer.
The likelihood of the England winger heading to Old Trafford appears to be diminishing by the day.
And the latest comments from Borussia Dortmund boss Favre will only compound the chances of a big-money deal that looks less and less likely to happen.
The 20-year-old has been tipped to make the move to United since the turn of the year. Indeed, Sancho has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target throughout the summer.
However, Favre has poured cold water on any chances of the forward quitting the Bundesliga giants any time soon.
“We don’t need to talk long about its qualities – they are enormous. He scores and sets up a lot of goals and can often make all the difference.
“But there are some details that Sancho needs to improve. That is quite normal for a 20-year-old.”
There has been speculation that United were still hopeful of completing a deal before the transfer window closes on October 5.
However, these latest comments appear to have quashed any hope for the Red Devils.
It comes off the back of the German outfit claiming there was ‘no chance’ of him moving from the Westfalenstadion. That was after United failed to agree to their terms before the team returned to pre-season training last month.
United turn to alternative options
That prompted United to look at potential alternatives, with Douglas Costa, Ivan Perisic and David Brooks all eyed.
But Gareth Bale has now emerged as a genuine target for United. Indeed, some reports suggest Real Madrid could let him leave for just £18million.
United’s sole addition to their squad so far has been midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax. But Solskjaer remains in the hunt for a centre-back, a right-winger and a striker as United prepare to start their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace this weekend.