KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United may try to get Jadon Sancho again but face stiff competition
  • Chelsea and Liverpool are among teams who have expressed interest in Sancho
  • Manchester United may include Jesse Lingard in its bid to acquire Sancho

Manchester United will likely try and pluck Jadon Sancho once more from Borussia Dortmund after failing last season.

The 21-year-old remains on the Red Devils’ radar although that will still depend on what Manchester United has to offer.

Die Borussen is expected to listen to offers for the English winger this summer. Sancho is under contract until 2023, and it is believed that the Bundesliga giants may ask for a transfer fee of not less than $85 million.

That asking fee could still be stiff, but an alternative would be to add a player to the mix. The name of Jesse Lingard has been suggested, someone who has gone down the pecking order of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It appears Lingard has drawn a lot of attention with his performance this season, and such has resulted in the interest of several clubs.

Lingard is currently on loan to West Ham United, where he was reunited with former manager David Moyes. Both worked together at Old Trafford during the 2013-14 season.

The transfer to West Ham United turned out to benefit the 28-year-old midfielder. He has so far scored nine goals and issued four assists in 15 appearances, according to the English Premier League website.

It was not mentioned if Borussia Dortmund would be open to the idea of adding a player to offset their asking price for Sancho.

However, another thing that may have changed for the Red Devils is that they are not the only team in the hunt for Sancho’s services.

Other clubs are also exploring the possibility, raising the stakes that Manchester United needs to factor in.

Giovanni Reyna, Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt during the Borussia Dortmund training. Jadon Sancho (center) made his senior debut with Dortmund in 2017. Photo: Marco Verch on Flickr

Among the teams crowding Manchester United are Chelsea and Liverpool, ESPN reported.

But depending on his performance at the Euro 2020, more clubs could come in and start a bidding war for the services of the English footballer.

As for Lingard, including him in a potential deal may have gotten a big blow.

Moyes aired his desire to retain the English winger along with Declan Rice. If this holds, Manchester United may have to skim its lineup once more to see who could be included in a deal for Sancho.