The future of Jadon Sancho remains in limbo as Borussia Dortmund have rejected an opening bid from Manchester United for the England star.
Borussia Dortmund Reject Manchester United Jadon Sancho Bid
United’s Offer Falls Short of Dortmund’s £108 million Asking Price
The Bundesliga club had initially set their own deadline of 10 August for any transfer for Sancho to take place.
However, numerous outlets have since indicated that 20-time top flight champions United remain committed to securing a deal for their main summer transfer target.
And now they have made their first official approach to Dortmund. Sky Sports News are reporting that a £91.3 million bid has been immediately rejected by the German club, who remain steadfast in their £108 million asking price.
United’s bid reportedly proposes an initial fee of £73 million, with the remaining sum to be carried in add-ons.
Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek remains the only addition to Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s squad so far this window. GOAL journalist and Bundesliga expert Ronan Murphy is reporting that Dortmund maintain their stance that Sancho will not be leaving the club this season.
Jadon Sancho Absent For German Super Cup Clash
Amid speculation linking him with a move away, 20-year-old Sancho has not travelled with his team-mates for Dortmund’s upcoming Super Cup clash with European champions Bayern Munich.
However, it is thought that this is due to a “respiratory infection” which has ruled Sancho out of the match. Dortmund won the 2019 edition 2-0, with Sancho scoring one goal and assisting the other.
Club captain Marco Reus has returned to full fitness for Dortmund, and believes that he will remain a team-mate of Sancho’s for at least another full season.
The 31-year-old recently told Sky Germany that the Dortmund squad are: “all happy that [Jadon Sancho] will be with us for one more year because he delivers assists and goals, so we get points”.
It is unclear whether Manchester United will return with an improved offer to Dortmund over the coming days.