Jadon Sancho believes a move to Manchester United will go ahead this summer, despite current issues over the deal.
United’s pursuit of England international Sancho has cooled in recent weeks amid a standoff over his exit fee.
Dortmund are insistent on their £108million valuation, a price United feel is unrealistic amid the current global financial downturn.
As such, negotiations have slowed between both sides have frozen.
Furthermore, Dortmund officials have made the recent standoff more concrete with public statements. Indeed, sporting director Michael Zorc revealed the potential deal was off after United missed their deadline.
“We weren’t in a situation where we had to sell at any cost,” he said of the Sancho situation (via Manchester Evening News). “Clubs noticed that too.”
The recent stalemate also provided some additional info around the prospective deal. Numerous sources claimed Sancho had already agreed terms with United over a transfer. However, we were infomed that is not the case and no agreement between United and Sancho exists.
Despite the current impasse, transfer expert Ian McGarry insists the two clubs are calm over the deal still going through.
McGarry reported on the Transfer Window Podcast that all parties involved are confident the deal will go through at some point.
McGarry explained: “Our information is that Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are comfortable with the positions they’re in with regards to selling Sancho.
“United don’t expect Dortmund to agree the details of the payment structure that United have proposed, until potentially the end of the window.
“There’s currently an impasse with conversations between the two clubs.
“United are now in the unique position of being the only team in town as far as Sancho is concerned.
“That’s something they’re comfortable with.
“It shouldn’t be the case that the transfer is in doubt or won’t happen.
“United believe it’ll happen, Sancho believes it’ll happen, his representatives feel it’ll happen, and whatever Dortmund say in public, they also believe they’ll sell.”
Man Utd track transfer alternatives
United have, as way of caution over Sancho, been exploring the possibility of signing alternatives to the Dortmund man.
Among their wanted list is Juventus winger Douglas Costa.
The Red Devils have already tabled an offer of £27m for the Juventus winger, which has been rejected.
However, a report last week detailed exactly what it would cost to bring the Brazilian to Old Trafford.
Another man linked with United is Bournemouth’s David Brooks.
According to the Manchester Evening News, though, the Red Devils have had Brooks on their radar for “some time”.
Bournemouth will likely sell more players this summer after their relegation, with Nathan Ake recently joining Manchester City.
And the MEN adds that United feel they could sign Wales international Brooks for around £40million.
However, talks with the Cherries or the player’s representatives have not yet begun.