Manchester United made four offers for Jadon Sancho during the summer transfer window, according to a German football expert.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had earmarked the England star as his top summer target. United though spent all summer pursuing the player without success.
The Athletic reported that United simply failed to take Dortmund seriously over their £108m valuation.
The Bundesliga side imposed a August 10 deadline on the potential transfer of Sancho. Dortmund wanted the future of the 20-year-old resolved in time for the start of their pre-season training camp.
Apparently United did not tell Dortmund what they would be willing to pay, neither did they submit a formal offer before that deadline.
Now though retired footballer and Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft says United failed with four separate bids for Sancho, as per SportsMole.
Just when those bids were lodged is unclear, but Fjortoft made the claim while speaking on Fabrizio Romano’s Here We Go podcast.
Sancho wants 2021 move
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Todofijaches are adamant that all is not lost for United.
They state that Sancho, while happy at Dortmund, has told the Bundesliga club he ultimately wants to play for United.
As such, that will reportedly force the Bundesliga giants back round the negotiation table with United.
And while Dortmund are unlikely to relent on their €120m asking price, they do, its claimed, now accept that Sancho will move on.
Indeed, Todofijaches are confident that a deal to take Sancho to United could be completed before the European Championships. They even suggest that, with talks due to resume early in 2021, a deal could be announced before the end of the January window