Borussia Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted the club will discuss selling Jadon Sancho this summer if the Englishman specifically requests to leave.
Manchester United are in pursuit of Sancho, and 90 Minutes understands they are confident of getting a deal over the line, but the coronavirus crisis has left both sides somewhat at a standstill over the cost of the deal.
Manchester United want to land Sancho this summer / UEFA – Handout/Getty Images
United are adamant they will not pay more than £100m for Sancho, while Dortmund believe it would be impossible to sell for less than that. Speaking to Sport1, Watzke said the German side were not sure anyone would meet their demands.
He said: “If Jadon comes to us and says I absolutely want to leave – which hasn’t happened so far – and a team wants to pay us what we want, then we will discuss it. ” “I don’t think any club will come and pay the money.
“There is no corona discount on that either. We left the stage where we had to sell players. I don’t think there will be a summer transfer. Next year we have a situation that is more unusual than usual. Achraf Hakimi , the team stays together. It helps the development.”
Hans Joachim Watzke admits Sancho will only be sold if he asks to leave / Thomas Löhns / Getty Images
If United feel the need to pay more than they want to, they may have to sell some of their squad players to raise additional funds.
The Mirror say five players could be sacrificed, with Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all close to the exit door to make way for Sancho.
Alexis Sanchez could be sold to raise money for Sancho / Socrates Images / Getty Images
It’s all up in the air right now, but one thing that seems pretty certain is that Sancho won’t be heading to Liverpool.
Jürgen Klopp told Bild: “The red jersey on Jadon would be great. But I don’t think there will be such a transfer this summer. Of all.”
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