The Bundesliga season ended on Saturday and Borussia Dortmund wasted no time before publicly stating there will be “no corona discount” on a Jadon Sancho transfer this summer.
Manchester United have long been credited with an interest in the winger, but the Red Devils haven’t made any offer for him.
Last week, SportBild reported Lucien Favre’s side could retain the England international by offering him an improved deal (salary rise from €6m to €10m).
Sky Deutschland’s transfer expert Max Bielefeld states a better wage offer from Dortmund would not ‘play a major role’ in convincing the wideman to continue at the club.
That’s because the 20-year-old star’s desire to find a new challenge ‘remains intact’ and therefore he could still leave Signal Iduna Park in the next window.
Bielefeld makes it clear that any club who want to take Sancho will need to have deep pockets because of the stance maintained by the German club.
The journalist states Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are always mentioned as a ‘hot prospect’ for Sancho, but they ‘play poker’.
Bielefeld adds: “If they [United] want, they can spend 120 million euros on Sancho, but of course they don’t say it publicly. There is still no decision.”
This would give an indication that Dortmund are of the belief United can spend in excess of €100m for Sancho.
The suggestions made by Bielefeld are not new and similar claims have already made in Germany. Sky’s report doesn’t provide any new significant developments on the Premier League club’s possibility of signing the attacker this summer.
With the Old Trafford club reportedly unwilling to meet the transfer demands, at least at this stage, and with the Bundesliga side unwilling to offer any discount, a deal will only take place if one of the two sides change their current stance.