Man United’s £91.3m Sancho Bid Rejected
Manchester United have had a bid for Jadon Sancho worth up to £91.3m (€100m) rejected by Borussia Dortmund.
The offer was for an initial £73m, rising to up to £91.3m, which fell short of Dortmund’s £108m valuation.
Sancho has not flown with the rest of the Dortmund squad for the German Super Cup in Munich against Bayern due to a “respiratory infection”. He has tested negative for Covid-19.
A bid was expected from the Premier League club this week, but all of the noises coming from Dortmund would suggest Sancho is staying in Germany.
Earlier on Tuesday, Dortmund captain Marco Reus told Sky in Germany Sancho is staying for one more year.
United made a breakthrough in negotiations with Sancho’s representatives earlier this month, with wages and agents fees no longer thought to be an issue for the Premier League club.
However, on September 23, Dharmesh Sheth told The Transfer Show Borussia Dortmund had been left “bemused” by United’s attempts to sign the England forward.
United’s only signing of the window so far has been central midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested the club are still hoping to do more business.
If United do manage to agree a deal for Sancho with Dortmund, it could have an impact on England’s preparations for October’s international fixtures.
With the Premier League’s transfer window closing on Monday, United’s pursuit of the winger could extend into Deadline Day – the same day in which England’s squad are expected to arrive for duty.
If Sancho is required to leave England’s secure eco-bubble to undergo a medical, he would not be allowed to return, according to UEFA’s coronavirus protocols.
Gareth Southgate and his staff will want to limit disruption to their preparations, given how little time they have had to work with their players in recent months.
An alternative to Sancho having to leave the camp could be to allow a small group of medical staff from United into the England bubble to conduct the tests.
This would be within UEFA’s rules as staff from Premier League clubs are regularly tested for coronavirus.