Jadon Sancho makes Man Utd transfer decision with Ed Woodward close to giving up

Manchester United are pushing to sign Jadon Sancho but Ed Woodward could pull the plug if Borussia Dortmud don’t lower their £108million price tag. The England winger is not prepared to hand in a transfer request either, making any switch harder for the Red Devils.

Sancho was in sensational form last season, scoring 20 times and providing 20 assists for his team-mates.

That has led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making him his top target as he looks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Personal terms are not a problem for United but Dortmund’s insistance on wanting upwards for £100m is causing issues.

Woodward feels the demand is unrealistic in the current climate with football clubs feeling the pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Telegraph claim Sancho will not push for a move and is happy to stay in Germany for another season if it comes to it.

That’s because he knows with the Euros at the end of the campaign he will be in the shop window once again.

Sancho has three years left on his contract at Dortmund, which means there is no pressure on the Bundesliga side to sell at a reduced price.

Solskjaer and Woodward have started at looking alternatives with negotiations stalling.

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Gareth Bale, Ivan Perisic and Douglas Costa have all been added to s shortlist of players United could make a move for.

All three could arrive on loan for the season with a move for Sancho renewed next summer.

Meanwhile, speaking recently, former Aston Villa and Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood expressed a belief that United don’t need Sancho – and recommended two alternatives instead.

“I don’t think they need Jadon Sancho, I really don’t,” Sherwood said.

“Listen, if they’ve got the money to go out and get Jadon Sancho, you’d bring him in because you want as many good players as you can at your football club.

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“But he’s similar to what they’ve got. They’ve got Greenwood, Martial, Rashford and James, who played so much more than we expected him to. He ended up, especially at the early part of last season, as their main player. He was excellent.

“So they’ve got pace. All of those players that I’ve mentioned, like Sancho, have got pace and they’re very threatening when teams play a high line against them.

“But when teams sit back against them, that’s when they’ve struggled… until (Bruno) Fernandes came in. Fernandes came into that squad and he found the key to the door. He opened up, dropped his shoulder, found a pass, disguised his passing. And it allowed them to keep more possession of the football, which the fans want to see.”

United start their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace next Saturday (5.30pm).

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