• Sancho's transfer to Man Utd will depend on the Red Devils' Champions League qualification
  • Dortmund have increased Sancho's asking price to $146 million
  • He is currently contracted with the German side until 2022

Dortmund reportedly have increased Jadon Sancho's transfer fee from $124 million to $146 million ahead of the summer transfer window.

Sancho is one of the hottest properties in the soccer world right now having impressed with his performances for Dortmund. The 20-year-old has scored 20 goals in 43 matches this season, across all tournaments. Overall, he has 34 goals to his name in 98 matches since his Dortmund debut in 2017.

According to a report in German publication BILD, Dortmund are considering Manchester United as the only transfer option for Sancho but the decision will be made only after the Champions League qualification for the 2020-21 campaign is decided. As of now, fifth-placed Man Utd in the Premier League do not qualify for the European tournament for the next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been keen to sign Sancho, is doing everything possible so that Man Utd pip fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League to claim the final Champions League slot. Man Utd are five points behind Chelsea with eight matches still in hand before the end of the season.

According to Daily Mail, Sancho is eager for a return to Premier League three years after he made the switch from Manchester City to the German top flight. Even though Man Utd have competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Man City and Liverpool in Sancho’s signing, Dortmund will not make a decision until Man Utd’s Champions League qualification is decided.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund Getty Images | Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images

It is understood that while Dortmund are hoping to keep Sancho, who is contracted with them until 2022, for another year. On the other hand, Man Utd could choose to wait for the German side to reduce the price of Sancho, who only cost $12 million in 2017 when he moved to Germany.

In a bid to convince Sancho to stay at Dortmund, the German side could offer him a raise. Sancho, who currently earns $7million a year, could receive $11 million a year, according to BILD’s report.

Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward has already warned that the soccer fraternity must be more realistic about transfer fees in the post-COVID era and his comments had come in regard to high prices of Sancho and $250million-rated Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Even though Man Utd have more money to spend this summer than most clubs, they are reportedly not willing to shell out over the odds for 20-year-old Sancho.