Manchester United target Jadon Sancho reportedly said his goodbyes to Borussia Dortmund staff – only to see them again on Monday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to land the England international, ordering Ed Woodward to get a deal done. However, the player has boarded Dortmund’s plane to their training camp in Switzerland and his future at the Westfalenstadion remains uncertain.
Manchester United have spent the last two weeks trying to sign Sancho.
But, as things stand, they’ve been unable to break Borussia Dortmund down – with the Bundesliga giants holding firm.
The German side have made it clear they’ll only let the 20-year-old go if they receive a bid of £108million.
But United have been unwilling to pay that, with the Red Devils wary of breaking any transfer records at a time where the coronavirus crisis is still very much ongoing.
Sancho has now boarded the Dortmund plane to Switzerland, with the Bundesliga side setting out for their pre-season training camp.
Yet, before that, the Independent say the 20-year-old said his goodbyes to Dortmund staff.
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However, despite doing that, Sancho then saw them again on Monday at the airport before jetting off with his team-mates ahead of the new Bundesliga season.
Now, there’s a sense United will need the England international to press for a move if they’re to land their man.
And, if they miss out, the Red Devils may have no choice but to go for alternatives.
Solskjaer is an admirer of Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman, whose place at the Allianz Arena is up in the air following the arrival of Leroy Sane from Manchester City.
United have previously been credited with an interest in Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, with the France international free to leave this summer.
And they have been tipped to land Douglas Costa from Juventus, with the Serie A giants open to selling the Brazil international this summer.
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Meanwhile, United hero Phil Neville recently opened up on Sancho and Jack Grealish, who is also on Solskjaer’s radar for the transfer window.
And he urged the club to pick one over the other, saying: “People talk about Grealish, now with Bruno Fernandes in there do we need another number ten?
“I think the right-hand side is the biggest area where we need to improve.
“We need an out and out right-sided winger. That’s the one big hole in the squad.
“Sancho can play out there and can play it really, really well. He is someone that fits the profile.
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“You think (Marcus) Rashford, (Mason) Greenwood, British players. And he is young and hungry. He fits into that.”
There have been a number of players linked with a switch to Old Trafford but Neville believes the right characters must be signed.
He added: “For Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) the recruitment is now massive. The recruitment last summer with Daniel James, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, they need to replicate that now.
“And I’m saying don’t go out there and buy the best stars, go out there and buy characters and hungry players.
“That’s what United have always been good at, buying hungry players.”
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