Paper Talk: Sancho deal wobbles as Woodward makes bizarre transfer rule

Date published: Saturday 18th July 2020 8:52 - James Marshment

Ed Woodward TEAMtalk

Manchester United could miss out on Jadon Sancho after a strange ruling from Ed Woodward, while Newcastle are being linked with two midfielders, according to Saturday’s paper gossip.



Manchester United could miss out on the signing of Jadon Sancho after a strange transfer decision from Ed Woodward.

United have been hot on the trail of the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger all year.

And while personal terms have reportedly been agreed, striking a deal with Dortmund has proved tricky.

The Bundesliga side are determined to stick to their £100m asking price for the former Man City man.

But United are looking to pay considerably less – reports recently stated they had made a cheeky £50m opening bid.

Now it seems their hopes of landing Sancho have taken another backward step.

According to the Evening Standard, via the Daily Express, Woodward has put a £70m transfer ceiling on any transfer this summer. They state that United’s transfer guru has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer they won’t spend more on any individual player.

Woodward is believed to have taken out a £140m loan to help United through the world global economic downturn. While the intention is there to spend, it seems the £70m ceiling could end their Sancho hopes.


Solskjaer hinted earlier this week he has spoken to Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire about Sancho.

“I think for English internationals, for example, you speak to Marcus,” Solskjaer told the High Performance podcast.

“‘What do you think of such and such team-mate of yours? Do you think he’ll fit?'”

United could however raise some additional sums by offloading some players. A report earlier this week claimed six were set to be shown the door.



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Wigan youngster Alfie Devine is on the brink of signing for Tottenham. (Daily Mail)


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Chelsea will receive a huge cash windfall after Eden Hazard helped Real Madrid win the La Liga title. (Daily Mirror)

Marcus Rashford was quick to delete a tweet which praised Leeds following their promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Mikel Arteta is keen to seal a deal to keep Dani Ceballos at the Emirates and sign him from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Andy Robertson admits he is “sick to death” of comparisons between himself and compatriot Kieran Tierney. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham’s Serge Aurier says he has “no feeling of hatred or revenge” towards his brother’s killer. (Daily Mirror)

Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp gave his blessing to the move. (Daily Express)



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Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly held talks with Victor Osimhen’s new agent, who is threatening to derail his move to Napoli. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are pushing ahead with the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. (The Sun)

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is planning to become a global superstar by trademarking his name in America. (The Sun)

Brendan Rodgers has warned there are no guarantees Ben Chilwell will still be at Leicester City next season. (The Sun)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has absolutely no interest in taking charge of Bristol City, according to reports. (The Scottish Sun)


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