Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is ‘very open’ to a move to Manchester United this summer, according to reports.
The 20-year-old is keen on leaving Dortmund at the end of the season and has attracted interest from across Europe.
United have been leading the race for Sancho’s signature and have already intimated their willingness to meet Dortmund’s £120million price tag of the England ace.
However, the coronavirus outbreak is set to have widespread ramifications on football and that extends to the transfer market.
Fewer clubs will be willing to part with record fees, while players are already being asked to take salary cuts to combat the financial impact of the season being suspended.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said earlier this week that United could ‘exploit’ coronavirus-hit clubs, who could be looking to offload their biggest assets to offset their financial losses.
However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is adamant that the club will not sell on the cheap, regardless of the financial impact of the disease on the club.
‘I can clearly say that despite the existential crisis [for football] even the richest clubs don’t have to believe they can go bargain hunting at Dortmund,’ Watzke told Bild.
‘We must not sell anyone below value.’
Nevertheless, Sancho remains determined to leave and the Athletic says he’s ‘very open’ to moving to Old Trafford.
Despite suggestions from his entourage that a move to Spain would be more beneficial towards his aim of winning the Ballon d’Or, Sancho wants to return to England because he has many close friends in the UK.
Sancho took the bold decision of leaving Manchester City for Dortmund when he was just 17 and the move has paid dividends as the winger has tasted regular first team football in Germany.
However, United are willing to hand Sancho the famous no.7 shirt in a bid to convince him to join the club and Solskjaer hopes to pull off a deal once the window opens.
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