Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lined up possible replacements for major transfer target Jadon Sancho in the event that his club is not able to pull off a move for the Borussia Dortmund winger this summer.
According to ESPN, Solskjaer and Manchester United have lined up three winger replacements for Jadon Sancho if Borussia Dortmund continue to play hardball over a deal for him.
Manchester United have not been able to agree a deal for Sancho despite the fact that the ex-Manchester City attacker has been their top target for the past three transfer windows.
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The Red Devils might need to pay as much as £108m to stand a chance of getting their major transfer target.
The report from ESPN said that Bayern Munich player Kingsley Coman, Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele and Juventus star Douglas Costa are alternatives for Solskjaer who’s not ready to go the do or die route for Jadon Sancho.
Kingsley Coman scored the only goal in the Champions League final as he helped Bayern Munich beat French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 1-0 and it’s unlikely that the Germans will sanction a move for him.
Ousmane Dembele has suffered several injury problems in the last three years at Barcelona since his big money move from Borussia Dortmund, while Douglas Costa only scored three goals for Juventus last season.
Dortmund finally hand hope to Manchester United on Sancho
Manchester United did not sign England international winger Jadon Sancho last summer transfer window but that does not mean a deal will not go down later in the future.
The Red Devils have made the former Man City academy player their first choice but they were unable to agree on a fee with the German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund and that put an end to the saga.
However, Borussia Dortmund have released a statement hinting that Manchester United could still get Jadon Sancho to sign at the Old Trafford, but made it clear it will only happen in the future.
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The club clearly stated that they expected Jadon Sancho to remain at the club for AT LEAST ONE MORE SEASON. This means he could be leaving the club in the coming summer transfer window.
Commentators have expressed the possibility of an agreement between the two clubs for a deal to happen in the next summer window but that was not stated anywhere by either of the clubs.
The Red Devils will now move ahead with their transfer activities by looking out for an alternative so as to rebuild the squad in January.
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It has been confirmed that England international winger Jadon Sancho will wear Jersey No.7 at Man United but that will only happen if the Red Devils are able to agree on a deal with the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
The former Man City Academy player is Manchester United top target for the summer transfer window and they are not giving up on their bid to snap him up in January after failing to secure his deal last summer.
Despite the early reject of a bid by the Bundesliga outfit, the Red Devils will submit an improved bid in January.
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Last summer, Manchester United told Borussia Dortmund that their £100 million demand for the former Man City academy player is unrealistic but they are willing to put together a structured payment plan to force the move.
Manchester United will resume talks with Jadon Sancho’s representatives in January transfer window and should an agreement be reached, we could witness headway in the deal before the start of a new season next year.
However, Edison Cavani will vacate the No.7 Jersey for Jadon Sancho should i move pull through for the prolific winger in January.
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The Red Devils are reported to have made an attempt for the signature of the striker but they opted out in the January transfer window because of the agency fee that was deemed too high.
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Reports claim that the Red Devils are making efforts to return for his signature in the coming summer transfer window but that might not happen as the player is not interested in a move to the club but prefers a move to the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Spanish outlet ABC claims that Real Madrid are now favourites in the chase of Erling Haaland and they are ready to do business with the German Bundesliga outfit in the coming months.
Man United already have a history of failed transfer negotiation with Borussia Dortmund with their experience during their chase of England international winger, Jadon Sancho at the just concluded summer transfer window.
A fee of £108 million could not be met by the Red Devils and that put an end to the deal.