If Manchester United fans needed any more evidence that the club should break their transfer record to sign Jadon Sancho then look no further.
The Red Devils remain determined to sign the 20-year-old but they’re unwilling to match Dortmund’s £108m asking price.
Dortmund set United a deadline of August 8th to agree a deal for Sancho and given United failed to do so, the Bundesliga giants say the case is ‘closed’ and they intend on keeping the England international.
The window closes in six weeks’ time and United believe they can still sign Sancho, despite the statements from Dortmund.
And the winger gave United a timely reminder of his qualities with a simply stunning goal in Dortmund training today.
Sancho neatly stuck the ball through a team-mate’s legs before smashing home from close range.
The winger is believed to be keen on a move to Old Trafford but he will not hand in a transfer request in order to force through an exit from Germany.
United are yet to agree personal terms with Sancho, despite Dortmund giving the club permission to speak to him about a move.
The Red Devils removed top earner Alexis Sanchez from the wage bill earlier this month but they’re fearful of handing out huge wages again, particularly given the financial effects of the pandemic.
United are yet to make a signing this summer, though goalkeeper Dean Henderson provided the club with good news on Wednesday by agreeing to a new five-year deal.
Henderson is set to stay at Old Trafford next season to challenge David De Gea for the no.1 spot, meaning Sergio Romero is likely to leave Old Trafford.