‘Desperate’ Man Utd offer Sanchez in bid to drive Sancho fee down

Date published: Friday 29th May 2020 3:43

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Manchester United are willing to offer Alexis Sanchez to Borussia Dortmund in a bid to get a cheaper deal for Jadon Sancho, according to report.

Sanchez moved to United in January 2018 in a swap deal that took Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal, but the Chilean did not recreate the form he had showed in north London.

After failing to hold a regular spot in the side following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s arrival at the helm, the 31-year-old was sent out on loan to Inter Milan last summer.

However, he has failed to resurrect his career in the Serie A, making only 15 appearances in a season affected by injury, which ruled him out from the middle of October until mid-January.

According to Todofichajes, Sanchez’s “enormous” wage bill means they cannot afford to extend his loan deal or make the move permanent.

As such, he will be returning to United, who also want him off their wage bill, and he could be offered to Dortmund to drive Sancho’s price down.

England international Sancho is one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe, with a valuation of at least £100million to boot.

A move to Dortmund would not be a bad option for Sanchez, the source claims, as long as he can agree to a pay cut.

Sancho is widely believed to be Solskjaer’s priority signing when the transfer window re-opens and despite the club’s debt rising to £429.1million, the club are expected to push for the 20-year-old.

Indeed, United took out a £140million loan used to see them through the financial troubles caused by the global health crisis, but also believed to be a hint as to their future transfer dealings.

In other news, United midfielder Jesse Lingard has vowed to return from the Premier League’s extended break with a better attitude after admitting he “wasn’t really pushing” himself last season.

The English top flight is set to resume on June 17 after clubs came to an agreement in Thursday’s crunch meeting.

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