Jadon Sancho has reportedly agreed terms over a five-year deal to join Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window.
However, the sticking point remains Borussia Dortmund’s price tag, with the Bundesliga club holding out for more than £100million.
Sancho is believed to be United’s top transfer target this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to add more creativity to his squad.
The 20-year-old England winger is also a target for Chelsea, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move for the club’s former academy player.
But United have for some time been considered as the favourites to land Sancho.
And he has now agreed a deal to join the Red Devils on £140,000 per week – which will rise to £200,000 over the course of the contract – according to The Transfer Window podcast.
However, it would seem that United and Borussia Dortmund are currently far apart in terms of their respective valuations of the player.
Sancho notched 17 goals and 17 assists in his 32 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund this season, and the German giants want in excess of £100m for the rising star,.
It was reported this week that United do not want to pay more than £50m for him, with the club not willing to pay huge transfer fees given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
With Sancho still having two years left on his contract, Dortmund are under no pressure to sell him.
However, they may have a problem on their hands if Sancho makes it clear he wants to move – as he did when he left City for £7m three years ago.
Duncan Castles of the Transfer Window Podcast said he expects the transfer impasse to drag on over the summer.
“When you have Manchester United briefing that they are not prepared to pay more than £50m that would suggest that’s it’s going to be drawn out rather than resolved quickly,” he said.
“It’s definitely the priority position for Manchester United and Jadon Sancho is their preferred target, although they are discussing other individuals.”
Other targets include Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Wolves star Adama Traore.