United are already devising January transfer plans.
Manchester United want Jadon Sancho and are reportedly preparing a huge €110 million January transfer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to sign Jadon Sancho this summer but to no avail as the star decided to stay put in the Bundesliga to continue his development.
Now the Norwegian is facing an even bigger battle to land him after Borussia Dortmund handed the forward new contract. That deal makes him the second highest-paid teenager in the game behind Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.
However, Manchester United are so desperate to sign him that they have already put a contingency plan in place designed to test Borussia Dortmund’s resolve.
According to The Sun, Sancho is the Premier League side’s top priority and are reportedly ‘desperate’ to secure the sort of talent that will avoid missing out on the revenue afforded to clubs that qualify for the Champions League.
The €90 million summer sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter will provide the bulk of the funds, though the Red Devils’ budget could be further bolstered if the club decide to offload either Paul Pogba or Alexis Sanchez in the coming days.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a switch to Real Madrid before the end of August, a transfer which would add significant volume to Solskjaer’s budget. A third of Sanchez’s remaining salary for the campaign could also be freed up, with the forward expected to complete a loan move to Inter this month.
United, who finished sixth last season, were rumored to have made an enquiry for Sancho towards the end of the previous campaign. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed a “super club” CEO had asked him if a transfer was possible.
“I told him straight away he should forget about it and he never contacted me again,” he explained, however, he conceded Sancho will not stay in the Bundesliga forever.