Borussia Dortmund will sell Manchester United target Jadon Sancho this summer for less than last year’s £108million fee, according to a report.
The winger emerged as United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target during last year’s main transfer window. In fact, the Red Devils chased the 21-year-old all summer, but failed to get a deal over the line. Instead, Dortmund kept hold of their star man by putting in place a £108million fee.
However, the landscape has changed in recent months for the Bundesliga club.
Indeed, Sancho has eaten into another year of his contract, further opening the possibility of him leaving. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic means that transfer fees across the board will slip.
As such, ESPN claims that Dortmund have ‘re-evaluated’ their situation and altered Sancho’s valuation to €100million (£87million).
United reportedly made an offer worth a “guaranteed” €95million (£82million) last season.
However, they reportedly also met the £87million asking price last summer with a bid worth a total of €110million (£95million).
As such, if they wish to spend such money, the €100million figure is still within United‘s reach.
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The Red Devils have reportedly received a double boost in that there is no deadline this summer for prospective buyers to get a deal for Sancho over the line, unlike last summer.
Dortmund told interested parties that they had until August 10 to set up a deal. However, United caused controversy by ignoring that deadline.
Nevertheless, they would face no such barrier this time around.
Champions League could affect Sancho
ESPN‘s report does not mention the Champions League in their report, but qualifying for Europe’s premier competition will likely have an effect on Dortmund’s ability to keep Sancho.
Not only would missing out lose some of the club’s appeal going into next season, but it would also affect their finances.
Dortmund currently sit in fifth in the Bundesliga with three games to go, but they are only a point behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt.
Indeed, they have clawed back points after losing 2-1 to their rivals in April.
Amid the continued talk over Sancho, ex-United midfielder Roy Keane insists that the club must target two big Premier League stars this summer.