Could Manchester United’s stance on Jadon Sancho be a smokescreen for another major transfer?
Borussia Dortmund are standing firm on their £115m valuation of the England international winger and will not be pressured into a bargain sale. That is despite the club announcing a “dramatic” loss of £40.8million in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 20-year-old has already made it known that he wants to return to the Premier League, three years after he quit Manchester City to head to Germany.
Sancho has been top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shopping list for some time, but transfer negotiations have reached an impasse.
The Red Devils’ latest stance indicates they do have money to spend – but just £50m, according to senior club officials.
And low-ball valuations and talk of transfer alternatives may have worked in the past, but United are playing a dangerous game with Sancho.
But the Daily Express claims that may be enough to tempt Bayer Leverkusen to part with Kai Havertz – especially after the Bundesliga outfit failed to finish in the Champions League places.
Players’ valuations are expected to decrease as many clubs struggle with the financial implications of the coronavirus.
The versatile midfielder can play as an attacking No.10 or out wide, with Solskjaer actively looking at competition for Daniel James.
Talented teenager Mason Greenwood has often been asked to fill the void, and he impressed in the win at Brighton on Tuesday night.
Chelsea currently remain the favourites to sign Havertz, with Frank Lampard considering making a firm bid for tha talented attacker.
But the Express adds that United may be able to creep under the radar given all the speculation regarding their move for Sancho.
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