Jadon Sancho is ‘trying to push’ through a move to Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund rejected their latest bid for him.
That’s what Dagbladet report today, adding the latest twist in the transfer saga that just won’t go away this summer.
As you’ll be more than aware, Manchester United have been linked with a move for Sancho for several months but have failed to reach an agreement with Dortmund, who are demanding a top price for one of their prized assets.
A potential deal appeared to be dead in the water until yesterday, when, out of nowhere, it was claimed United had finally made their first official offer.
That was swiftly rejected, leading to reports about a move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele being close to completion.
Strangely, though, that never ended the Sancho rumours in the slightest, with it instead being widely reported by various journalists, from England and Europe, that a move could still happen before deadline day.
Dagbladet back that up, stating that Sancho’s recent omission from the Dortmund squad, which was reported as a ‘respiratory illness’ is actually because he is ‘trying to push through’ a move.
That has been confirmed to them by several sources, although Dortmund are insistent his absence is due to an illness. An effort to contact Sancho’s agent, Emeka Obasi, went unanswered.
The Norwegian newspaper do say that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had ‘new conversations’ with Sancho earlier this week and United have been in contact with Dortmund since Monday. There is still ‘distance’ between the two clubs, though.
It is also stated that the Sancho camp, which ignored Dagbladet’s earlier efforts, consider a deal 50/50 at this point as far as the newspaper is aware.
There’s a lot of information flying around about Sancho at the moment and picking out the actual nuggets of truth is a tough business.
Suggesting Sancho isn’t ill seems speculative at best, while it’s hardly ground-breaking to indicate that a deal is 50/50 either. Indeed, any Twitter ITK could claim as much and face little repercussion.
Thus, we’ll stick with what’s being said in Germany for the time being, with them insisting this deal is not anywhere close to happening, despite the best efforts from English journalists and their friends to make it a thing.