Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is one of the priority targets for Manchester United this summer.
On Monday, The Sun reported Red Devils and the 20-year-old have agreed on the duration of the player’s contract, salary, bonuses and buyout clause after months of secret talks.
It was also mentioned only agreement between two clubs is pending for the deal to take shape.
Dortmund based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten has decided to take a look at these claims.
Before football was disrupted due to the Coronavirus crisis, they believe the winger’s asking price approaching €150m.
The transfer fee has dropped, but the report states, ‘there still remains a nine-digit number as a minimum’ for the Bundesliga club to sanction Sancho’s sale.
Only a handful of clubs can afford Sancho and Ruhr reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are ‘one of them’.
It’s claimed Dortmund are aware the England international’s agent is receiving ‘many inquires’ and they also know the player will not retire at Signal Iduna Park because ‘economic reasons outweigh sporting ambitions’.
Despite all this, Ruhr Nachrichten states ‘nothing has been discussed and negotiated with Manchester United’ for the player and they also add ‘this information [about Sancho and United from England] is simply not correct’.
Ruhr Nachrichten also suggest The Sun published the story to creatively drive clicks to their website.
Sky Deutschland also claims there is ‘no agreement’ between United and Sancho. If he decides to leave Dortmund, Valencia’s Ferran Torres is identfied as one of the potential candidates to replace Sancho.