Man Utd are ready to meet Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for Jadon Sancho as they look to get a deal done before the Euros, according to reports in Germany.
The Red Devils were locked in negotiations with Dortmund last summer over a move for the England international, but Man Utd dragged their feet in the hope the German club would reduce their then asking price of over £100m.
While Dortmund stayed firm last summer, they have now dropped their valuation to ‘a bit less than €100m’, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The headline in today’s newspaper reads: ‘With a fee of 95 million, Sancho can leave!’ With the German publication discussing the game of ‘poker’ surrounding the Dortmund winger’s future.
The report claims that Sancho has been ‘promised’ that he can leave Signal Iduna Park this summer with Dortmund prepared to accept a bid of €95m (£82m) from Man Utd.
Sport Bild adds: ‘If Manchester is ready to accept BVB’s demands, the Sancho Poker could be decided before the start of the European Championship. If not, the trade threatens to become a hangover again – and could even end with a stay.
‘Because: BVB does not have any pressure to sell. Sancho’s contract will run until 2023.’
There were rumours this week that some of the Man Utd players want the club to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish over Sancho – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his heart set on the former Manchester City youth player.
Pau Torres responds to Manchester United transfer speculation.
Villarreal defender Pau Torres insists he’s not thinking about a move away from the club this summer, despite speculation over a move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils take on Villarreal in tonight’s Europa League final, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to get an up-close view of Torres after months of scouting the defender.
The Norwegian is keen on signing a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire and Torres is on United’s shortlist alongside the likes of Raphael Varane and Sven Botman.
Torres, 24, made his breakthrough at Villarreal last season and he’s been named in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.
However, Torres insists he’s not fazed by talk of a move to Old Trafford and is fully focused on life with the Spanish club.
‘For now I only think as a player dressed in yellow, I see my life linked to this club,’ said Torres.
‘For now I have a contract here [until June 2024] and I do not see beyond this final or what may come this summer.
‘God willing I can be in the Euros. I only want the first title for my club, for my people, and then to represent Spain in a tournament as big as this.’