Time is running out for Ed Woodward, but Jadon Sancho still wants to move to Manchester United this summer, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.
United’s pursuit of England international Sancho has cooled in recent weeks amid a standoff over his exit fee.
In fact Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc revealed the potential deal was off after United missed their August 10 deadline.
Dortmund are insistent on their £108million valuation being met. But United feel is unrealistic amid the current global financial downturn and as such negotiations have ground to a halt.
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still sees him as an ideal addition to his squad, but Dortmund are standing firm. And Falk says Sancho still craves a return to the Premier League.
Falk told The Beautiful Game Podcast: “It’s important for United fans to know that he still wants to go to Manchester United.
“It’s just a question of money, if they pay €120million I think it’s a crazy amount of money during this time. I know Ed Woodward gets plenty of pressure from the fans, perhaps he has to pay it.
“I think that many people didn’t know that also Sancho signed a contract secretly which is one year more. For Dortmund there is no need to sell him now, they get the price next year also.
Time running out for Woodward
“They are happy because they want to be German champions, Bayern Munich have won it eight times in a row. They’ll try everything to win the German championship with Sancho and it’s easy with Sancho then without.
“If United buy him next year, it’s okay for Dortmund. Time is running for Ed [Woodward].”
Falk added: “Dortmund knows there is quite a promise, if a club bring the price and pay the €120million he can leave. He’s already agreed to United so there are not any other clubs in for him.
“Of course it’s always a risk to wait one year more because you know what is happening with Manchester City. I know also that Bayern Munich wanted to get Sancho when he was going to Dortmund, Sancho said no.”