Manchester United are still to make headway in their bid to land Jadon Sancho – and that could reportedly be down to Joel Glazer.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been the man in the firing line as yet another United transfer saga rumbles on.
A report in the Daily Mirror claims that Woodward and chief negotiator Matt Judge are ‘conducting talks via intermediaries drafted in by Borussia Dortmund’. But it adds that the two clubs are still some way apart on their fee.
Also, according to The Athletic, it is owner Joel Glazer that has stood firm. They claim that he has strictly expressed his reluctance to meet Dortmund’s €120 million asking price.
The report adds that with ‘Sancho set to demand a high salary and commissions involved in the deal also adding up’, it is Glazer that is adamant the club ‘cannot afford to pay over the odds’ as he leaves Woodward and Judge to try and get a deal through.
United are being hit by the coronavirus crisis and have recently enacted a £140million credit facility from Bank of America.
Glazer still wants the best possible deal for the club, despite Sancho’s price expecting to hold.
United also played hard ball over Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes before eventually meeting their high asking prices.
But in remains to be seen, in the current climate, if they will do likewise for Sancho.
If they don’t then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will switch to other targets, including Bournemouth winger David Brooks.
BOURNEMOUTH SET BROOKS ASKING PRICE
Manchester United have learnt the price Bournemouth are seeking for David Brooks this summer – and it’s likely to tempt an approach, claim reports.
United’s chase for Jadon Sancho has slowed in the past week, with Borussia Dortmund refusing to lower their valuation.
As such, United are considering viable alternatives. On Wednesday, the name of Brooks came to the forefront.
The Wales winger has many admirers, despite his injury issues last season, where he missed all but nine matches.
Nonetheless, he is a player that United greatly admire.
The Warrington-born wideman is also a target for Everton and Tottenham this summer.
As the Cherries prepare for life back in the Championship, their Russian owner Maxim Demin has seemingly named his price. As per The Sun, Bournemouth will sell Brooks if any club matches their £40m asking price.
It’s suggested the price will be enough to tempt United to make their move. Read more…