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Sport Borussia Dortmund CEO offers Man Utd hope after failed Sancho pursuit

16:06  18 october  2020
16:06  18 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke after Manchester United's protracted and ultimately failed bid for Jadon Sancho, but offered hope that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side could eventually land their number one target.

The 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in world football and scored 20 goals in 44 games last season as Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga and reached the round of 16 in the Champions League.

United were intent on signing the England international with the player having reportedly agreed personal terms, but Dortmund held firm with an asking price of €120 million (£109m), which the Red Devils were unwilling to match due to the uncertain financial situation caused by Covid-19.

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Manchester United have been offered hope in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho and will still be able to land their top target, despite Borussia Dortmund insisting a deal cannot be struck this United failed to meet Dortmund 's £108million valuation of the England international before their August 10 season.

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to launch a last-minute bid for Jadon Sancho - and are confident Borussia Dortmund will be Solskjaer is confident he will sign Sancho and has even told the player as muchCredit: Getty Images - Getty. United hoped to convince the German giants to sell for a deal

a man with a football ball: Jadon Sancho was at Manchester City's academy but has been on their rivals' radar for a while © Provided by Daily Mail Jadon Sancho was at Manchester City's academy but has been on their rivals' radar for a while Hans-Joachim Watzke wearing a suit and tie: Hans-Joachim Watzke has offered hope to Manchester United fans after this summer's saga © Provided by Daily Mail Hans-Joachim Watzke has offered hope to Manchester United fans after this summer's saga

Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc said back in August that Sancho would remain at the club for the upcoming season, but United felt that their Champions League rivals would relent if the right offer came along despite the former Manchester City academy player signing an improved contract at the Westfalenstadion until 2023.

The Premier League giants desperately tried to get a deal over the line in the final days and hours of the transfer window as well as enquiring about a loan move for Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, but Sancho's current employers weren't entertaining offers having set a deadline of August 10 for his departure.

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Watzke said they would not compromise next summer either over the sale of Sancho.

Without mentioning United by name, he said: '[They] misjudged the situation. We had a clear line and will continue to do so next summer.

'In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.

a female football player on a field: The Red Devils also made a tentative late enquiry about Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele © Provided by Daily Mail The Red Devils also made a tentative late enquiry about Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele

'I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone. But he's here. We had an agreement with him.'

Dortmund sit third behind Bayern Munich and leaders RB Leipzig and Sancho will hope to put in another influential display when his side kick off their Champions League campaign at Lazio on Tuesday before hosting Schalke 04 next weekend in the first Revierderby of the season.

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Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre believes Jadon Sancho has become unsettled at the club following links with a move to Manchester United over the summer. The 20-year-old was a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's outfit throughout the most recent transfer window but the Red Devils baulked at the £108million asking price demanded by the German outfit.Dortmund had given United a deadline of August 10 to complete a deal in a bid to end the transfer saga, but Sancho was still constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford right up until the window closed earlier in October.

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