Manchester United manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling to make plans for the summer transfer window because he does not know how much money he will have available to spend.
Like all football clubs, United have been hard hit financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has previously said that it cannot be business as usual this summer.
Last month the club took out a £140 million bank loan, but whether that can all be used for transfers or is needed to fund working capital has not been explained to the Norwegian.
Prior to the shutdown, United had been heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. However, with the German side wanting more than £100 million for the England star, it looks like he will be staying in the Bundesliga for at least another year, with such a sum currently beyond United’s capabilities.
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