KEY POINTS

  • Sancho will eventually leave Borussia Dortmund
  • Manchester United gives up on Sancho chase
  • Red Devils targeting Ousmane Dembele instead

Jadon Sancho is still with Borussia Dortmund although an imminent departure is not discounted. Der BVB director Sebastian Kehl is aware of that possibility. The only thing he is sure of right now is that it won’t happen this summer transfer window.

Most know that Manchester United is looking to get the 20-year-old winger to their side. A deadline was set, same with the asking price of Borussia. The Red Devils said they would not be bullied and preferred to strike once the timing is right. Unfortunately for them, they will have to wait for another chance at the English footballer.

“Yes, someday he might leave for a new challenge but right now he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Dortmund is happy to have him,” Kehl said to Ruhr Nachrichten. "He is here - and he will stay here. It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility. Without Jadon, this team is worse."

Hence, Der BVB has one less thing to worry about with Sancho keeping it professional and happy playing at Signal Iduna Park. For United, the only major signing they got is Donny van de Beek who will try to blend in with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

Hence, all Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do now is work with the personnel he has at Old Trafford. Aware that their pursuit of Sancho is moot, the Red Devils have reportedly given up the chase for the 20-year-old football player, for now, TalkSport reported. Instead, they are now eyeing alternatives – one of which is Ousmane Dembele.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Red Devils talks have been made between United and FC Barcelona. Dembele has two years left in his deal with Barca but has been struggling. He is recovering from a hamstring injury.

United may have to go the long route to take in Dembele. This could happen through a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. Unfortunately, Barca seems more interested in a cash sale roughly worth $94 million. Barcelona also needs funds to reel in their targets with the club undergoing a major overhaul under Ronald Koeman.

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