Manchester United may have hit a snag on signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund having previously offered the England star wages lower than he is currently on.
The Red Devils attempted to sign Sancho last summer, with it previously believed that the £110million price-tag Dortmund put on the winger was too expensive particularly due to the pandemic affecting their financial resources.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc even claimed in May that the two clubs had reached a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ last summer for the player to leave under ‘certain conditions.’
However, the Manchester Evening News has revealed the clubs did not get round to even discussing a transfer fee for Sancho.
Contrary to initial reports, United’s opening salary offer to the 21-year-old was lower than the £190,000 a week he receives at Dortmund and were put off by his demands.
United were also reluctant to pay the substantial intermediary fee demanded by Marco Lichtsteiner who acted on behalf of the German club.
The player was highly sought by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the United manager had to settle for a different kind of attacker in Edinson Cavani.
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It is reported that United now have finally managed to agree on personal terms with Sancho in a deal which would keep him at Old Trafford this summer until 2026.
The Reds had a bid of £67million rejected by Dortmund last week but are expected to improve the offer and meet the around £78million plus add-ons asking price.
Sancho’s agent Emeka Obasi and the club are confident that an agreement will materialise for the Englishman in the coming window.
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