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Manchester United will not break the bank for Jadon Sancho as Chelsea circle — report

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According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are not willing to commit the funds necessary to make a serious move for the much-coveted Jadon Sancho.

The report claims that United are willing to go as high as £50m, which is less than half of Borussia Dortmund’s £100m+ valuation. The Red Devils apparently believe that Sancho’s current contract length combined with the pandemic’s effect on the global (football) economy does not warrant whatever Dortmund want for the player. On the other hand, Dortmund’s financial situation, including expected losses of £41m due to the closed-door games, should and will warrant plenty.

Manchester United are still the favorites in the transfer, but a delay does present an opportunity for other teams to step in. Chelsea have been one of the clubs most actively linked to the 20-year-old, although those rumors have gone a bit cold as of late.

Chelsea are said to be more interested in a certain Kai Havertz these days — especially after already securing the signatures of purely attacking players Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech — but attention could always shift back towards Sancho, especially if United are not prepared to pose serious competition anymore.