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Man United consider ending pursuit of £108m primary transfer target

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Manchester United consider walking away from Jadon Sancho chase

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United are ready to put an end to their pursuit of England international Jadon Sancho due to Borussia Dortmund’s £108m asking price.

It is no secret that the Red Devils have been pursuing the transfer of the 20-year-old Englishman all throughout the summer. However, negotiations with the German outfit haven’t exactly been going smooth. (h/t Daily Star)

Dortmund are standing firm on their valuation of £108m, which United are unwilling to pay owing to the current financial climate due to the pandemic. (h/t Daily Star)

Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's preferred choice
Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United’s preferred choice

And the fact that United were able to secure Donny van de Beek for just £40m has only strengthened the club’s resolve that Sancho is not worth what Dortmund are demanding in the current market. (h/t Daily Star)

But with the Bundesliga outfit not relenting, Woodward believes that they are holding United to a ransom and is now prepared to walk away from the deal. (h/t Daily Star)

In fact, the United CEO is already looking at potential alternatives in the form of Juventus’ Douglas Costa, Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix and Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale. (h/t Daily Star)

This development comes only a day after reports had claimed that Solskjaer had held talks with Sancho, and the Englishman was keen on joining Manchester United.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward
Ed Woodward set to walk away from Jadon Sancho deal

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It goes without saying that signing Sancho would have taken our team to the next level. However, with time running out fast and Dortmund holding firm on their stance, it is time for Woodward to either pay up or make a move for alternate targets.

All said and done, if we are to get close to our rivals at the top, we cannot go into the new season without bolstering the attack.