Borussia Dortmund send Jadon Sancho transfer signal to Man Utd as pressure mounts
Manchester United have received a clear signal regarding a summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho – make a move within the next 48 hours or the deal is off.
Dortmund jet to Switzerland for their pre-season training camp next week and so far Sancho is part of their plans.
If the England international has a seat on the plane then the Bundesliga club have warned they will not be selling their attacker until next year.
United have yet to lodge a formal bid for the 20-year-old as they are still working on a way to meet his £108million price tag.
Former professional footballer turned German transfer insider Jan Aage Fjortoft claims Dortmund have taken a firm stance with their Premier League rivals after setting a deadline of August 10.
“Dortmund want to send a signal that it’s Monday or nothing,” Fjortoft tweeted.
“If they have an explanation on Tuesday if negotiations are still on-going… well we’ll see.
“And we’ll see if Man Utd believe there is a deadline…”
United are hoping they can convince Dortmund to sell Sancho with a payment plan which includes a series of instalments and add-ons.
But France legend Frank Leboeuf thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should also look to strengthen his defence in this transfer window.
“I think to get Sancho, Jadon Sancho, is a very good idea,” Leboeuf told ESPN FC.
“But I think it’s still the same problem for many, many clubs.
“Manchester City, Man United, Chelsea, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, where you want to buy strikers, you want to buy forward players because you think it’s going to be more attractive to everybody, it’s going to please the media, the fans, everything.
“But when you want to build something, when you want to have results, you buy a central defender nowadays.
“When you have Sergio Ramos, you win La Liga. When you have [Virgil] Van Dijk, you win the Premier League. When you have Marquinhos at Paris Saint-Germain, you win the Ligue 1.
“It seems to be that the tendency is to buy players, very expensive players, forwards, and forget the essential.
“The essential has always been like that.
“In Italy, you know if you defend well, you have a chance to win the Serie A. If you don’t have a good defence, you’re not going to get anything.”