Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are no closer to agreeing a deal for Jadon Sancho, despite reports to the contrary.
The former Manchester City winger is United’s top summer transfer target but there is a considerable gulf between the two teams when it comes to valuation.
The Bundesliga side are holding out for £100 million, but United feel that sort of sum is unrealistic given the effects on football finances of the Covid=19 pandemic.
Dortmund have tried to up the ante by giving United a deadline of August 10th to decide whether to go ahead with a deal for sancho or not, but United are refusing to be pressured into acting in haste.
They are also unwilling to break their wage structure for Sancho, because they do not want to repeat the same mistake they made with Alexis Sanchez, whose salary demands had an adverse knock-on effect across the squad.
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