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Man Utd’s latest news on Jadon Sancho saga as Dortmund consider selling

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Manchester United still have open lines of communication with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and his representatives and there is always mutual interest between the parties ahead of the summer transfer window.

It comes as news in Germany now suggests that Dortmund are set to sell Sancho in the coming months amid mounting financial pressure, having held firm to a valuation of € 120m last year.

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Financial worries could force Dortmund to sell Sancho | Lars Baron / Getty Images

United were confident to sign Sancho last summer as early as fall 2019. At one point, the Old Trafford club were willing to pay huge amounts of money to be the club and bring him back from Germany to England, only for the appearance of the coronavirus. pandemic and the ripple effect on football’s finances to push the ceiling of what they were willing to pay below £ 100million.

This impasse has proved impossible to escape. Dortmund had also previously set their own deadline of August 10, almost two months before the actual transfer deadline, for any deal to be signed.

Sancho himself was taken by the idea of ​​joining United and was particularly excited to play with players like Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial. The number seven shirt was even waiting for him – it no longer follows the arrival in October of Edinson Cavani in Manchester – and the project seduced him.

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Sancho is attracted to the proposed Man Utd project | Pool / Getty Images

Even if the transfer failed, 90 mins can now reveal United were happy with the way Sancho conducted themselves throughout the summer saga. He never burned any bridges when it became clear he would stay at Dortmund, nor did he criticize the Premier League side.

United were happy to see a level of maturity shine and they in return respected his position as he never made a noise or caused any problems for Dortmund, although he wanted to take the opportunity to move on. The two parties still want each other and the lines of communication are open.

90 mins revealed earlier this month that United are confident their bet of refusing to meet Dortmund’s asking price last summer will pay off. The Old Trafford club see themselves as being in a strong position to negotiate a deal for under £ 100million and have not been put off by Sancho’s downgrade this season, still seeing him as an ideal signing for their developing team.

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Man Utd are confident Dortmund will lower their asking price | Oliver Hardt / Getty Images

As Dortmund go through a difficult campaign and lose vast income due to the ongoing pandemic, Bild writes that emergency sales may be needed. This situation would be made worse if they did not qualify for next season’s Champions League and miss all the extra income that competition brings. As it stands, they are seventh in the Bundesliga.

Given United’s continued interest, Sancho is an obvious sell-off to raise cash, but that won’t be as Dortmund had hoped just a few months ago.

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