Manchester United’s hopes of landing Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer could depend on Manchester City’s Champions League ban being upheld. The England international is a top target for the Red Devils. Dortmund are willing to sell the winger, 20, if Sancho asks to leave the Bundesliga giants.
However, the German side will still demand their £100m price tag is met regardless of Sancho’s desire to leave.
And according to the Mirror, United’s hopes of landing Sancho depend on City’s Champions League ban being upheld.
The Red Devils will get an extra £50m to add to their transfer kitty if they qualify for the Champions League.
United are currently in fifth place, which would secure Champions League football if City’s ban is upheld.
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United will be keeping a close eye in City’s appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport next month.
Premier League champions City were hit with a two year Champions League ban and fined £25million for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, City insist they’ll prove their innocence next month.
United will be hoping to secure Champions League football after chief Ed Woodward announced the club’s debt has soared to £429m.
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United have seen their debt soar a gigantic 42 per cent as their Q3 earnings were released this week.
Losses for the last financial quarter, which runs from January 1 to March 31, 2020, amounted to £7.3m.
Revenue also dropped 19 per cent year-on-year – although that will mostly be down to playing in the Europa League instead of the Champions League.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen all of United’s matches postponed since early March which would also has had a major affect on the club’s finances.
However, their expenditures remained high as the Red Devils opted against using the UK’s furlough scheme.
United continue to pay all of their employees in full as well as offering their services to the NHS free of charge.
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Woodward said: “Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our colleagues, fans and partners around the world and we are extremely proud of how those connected to the club have responded during this crisis.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Manchester United and our Foundation have provided assistance to hospitals, charities and schools in our communities, as well as support for frontline workers and vulnerable fans.
“These actions reflect our core values as a club and the resilience through adversity that we have demonstrated many times throughout our long history and will do so again to weather these current challenges.
“In that spirit, we look forward to the team safely returning to the pitch and building on the exciting momentum that Ole and the players had previously achieved, while taking all necessary steps to protect public health.
“Our thoughts remain with all those affected during this unprecedented time.”
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