Manchester United have reportedly made the definitive decision not to pursue a deal for Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer.
The 19-year-old forward is considered one of European football’s best young talents after a stellar season in the Bundesliga saw him notch 11 goals and weigh in with 14 assists during his first full season with Borussia Dortmund.
A recent report claimed that a move to United had been Sancho’s “preferred option” had Dortmund chosen to cash-in on the teenager this summer.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have also been credited with an interest in Sancho, but United have apparently ruled themselves out of the race.
According to ESPN FC, the Red Devils have learned that the player’s asking price is between £80m and £90m – a figure they are not prepared to pay.
The report states that Solskjaer remains an admirer of Sancho, but with other areas needing to be strengthened they cannot afford the €100m outlay.
Solskjaer is said to favour spending the bulk of his transfer kitty on reinforcing United’s defence, with a new centre-half and a new right-back seemingly top of his wishlist.
United are also now considered more likely to bolster their forward line with an upcoming talent; Swansea’s Dan James – who would cost around £10m – has been mentioned as a top target.
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