MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly refusing to meet Dortmund’s £110million asking price for Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils had an £89m offer rejected for the 20-year-old England international yesterday.
The Bundesliga side are holding out for £21m more – a figure that far exceeds United’s valuation.
And The Telegraph report the Premier League club will refuse to pay that much but remain confident that an agreement will be reached.
Dortmund return to pre-season training on August 10 and hope to have Sancho’s situation sorted by then.
However, United “will not be forced into meeting some arbitrary deadline” by the German outfit.
Sancho has now entered the final two years of his contract and will not agree to an extension.
Some reports have suggested Dortmund will be happy to keep him for another 12 months, but their traditional business model over recent years has been to cash in on talents while their stock is high.
The search for Sancho’s replacement has already begun in case they do sell him.
Lille's £41 million-rated star Jonathan Ikone has emerged as their No 1 choice to fill the potential void.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add the winger to his attack.
Sancho’s friendship with Marcus Rashford has also played a part in the star wanting to head to Old Trafford.
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Solskjaer wants to strengthen the right side of his attack and add to the threat posed by Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.
United want to pay Dortmund in an incentivised deal that would be based on appearances and future achievements.
But the sellers are believed to want more of an up-front package for the ex-Man City ace.
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