Jadon Sancho’s price tag has been reduced to £85m as Man Utd and Chelsea prepare
to restart transfer negotiations with Dortmund, The Red Devils are still keen on the
Manchester City youth product but Eurosport reports the new figure is still higher
than they are hoping to pay in the upcoming window.
United had been prepared to pay in the region of £85m last year but they are now
set to re-open negotiations to haggle down Dortmund after they came in at a more
realistic starting point.
The report states United is more optimistic they can land their man with the belief
that Sancho wants to leave this summer. They will face competition from Chelsea
who entered the race to sign the Three Lions
star. German outlet Bild reports Thomas Tuchel l is plotting a raid on his former. club.
And it is claimed Sancho – whose contract expires in 2023 – could even go for as little as
£78m. Last week Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc revealed there is a
‘gentleman’s agreement’ in place that would allow Sancho to quit the Bundesliga this
The club exec confirmed there was no such deal in place for highly sought-after
Norwegian striker Erling Haaland.
Zorc told German portal ARD: “We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last
year that he can move under certain conditions.
“However, this agreement doesn’t exist with Erling.”
Dortmund could be forced to cash in if they miss out on the riches of qualifying for
the Champions League.
BVB are fifth in the Bundesliga one point behind Eintracht Frankfurt who occupy
the crucial fourth spot with three games left.
Sancho has had another impressive campaign in the famous yellow shirt, despite
spending a portion of it sidelined by injury.
He has bagged 12 goals and 18 assists in 34 games for Dortmund so far this season.