According to multiple sources, including BBC, Sport1 and Goal, Borussia Dortmund have rejected the first bid that Manchester United have made for Jadon Sancho. The bid was worth €78m (£67m), but BVB are said to be holding out for €90m, plus add-ons of at least €5m.
Another point of disagreement appears to be from the point of view of the installment structure, with Dortmund asking for the full amount to be paid in 4 years, while United wish to do it in 5. For now, it is unclear whether the Red Devils will return with a revised offer, though presumably it’s not a one-and-done situation and they will finally complete the transfer that they wanted to twelve months ago already.
Manchester United know since April that Borussia Dortmund want €95m for Jadon Sancho. Negotiations ongoing after personal terms agreed until 2026 - now it’s about payment terms, how to deal with “add ons structure”... and €95m to be guaranteed to BVB. Work in progress. #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2021
United have identified a fallback option should they be unable to find an agreement with Dortmund, apparently making an enquiry for Kingsley Coman, who’s also been linked tenuously with Chelsea. Coman’s contract renewal talks with Bayern have been at a standstill for a while, and they may be willing to let him go at the right price of around €50m. (If that happens, they would surely step up their efforts to entice Callum Hudson-Odoi once again to leave Chelsea.)
On the other hand, United’s failure to land Sancho could very well strengthen our attempts to acquire Erling Haaland, with Borussia Dortmund looking to raise funds through player sales this summer.
@SPORT1 sources: Manchester United is again interested in Bayern’s Kingsley Coman. There are talks with his representatives. But the French winger is just the backup plan for #MUFC if a transfer of Jadon Sancho fails. Price tag is more than €50m. via @Plettigoal— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) June 10, 2021
Manchester United are working hard on Sancho deal as ‘too long negotiation’ is not the best strategy with BVB asking for €95m #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 11, 2021
All people involved in negotiations now ‘confident’, but cautious after what happened a year ago.
After personal terms, agents fee agreed too.
Ed’s P.S.: Speaking of Sancho, the South London-born England winger has “admitted” in an interview yesterday that he was a Chelsea fan growing up, idolizing Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, though of course he already “admitted” this at least once before, back in 2019, and childhood club preferences have very little, if any bearing on professional career choices. But hey, Sanchoooooooooooo...
“My #ENG hero? I’d probably say Frank Lampard. I was a #CFC fan growing up, I can’t lie.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 10, 2021
“I just loved Lampard & how he played his game. He was so direct and composed on the ball.”
Jadon Sancho reveals why Frank Lampard was his England hero growing up pic.twitter.com/dij0oL3hHp