Manchester United given 50/50 chance of landing £100 million top summer target
While the poor run of form that left United with a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League has harmed their chances of signing teenage star Sancho, the potential for the deal still going through has today been put at “50/50” – if they are willing to shell out more than £100 million. The Reds have been named as the Borussia Dortmund winger’s preferred destination if he returns to England. Speaking on 5 Live, BBC oracle David Ornstein revealed how likely it is to see Sancho running out at Old Trafford next season. “Jadon Sancho is among the top targets, I understand, for Manchester United – and Manchester United would be the preferred option for Jadon Sancho if he were to return to the Premier League during this transfer window,” Ornstein said. “I was told that a couple of months ago it was looking like this was nailed on. However, he is reluctant to give up Champions League football, he is reluctant to join an unstable club. He wants stability and he wants to win things.” However, Ornstein also warned that a number of other major European clubs were also showing interest in purchasing Sancho before next season – but that more Premier League clubs were not among them. “I’m told ‘never say never’, but as things stand it’s 50/50 on that one [United]. PSG, Juve, Real Madrid have also shown firm interest, but there has been no interest from other Premier League clubs.” Ornstein also said that any of the interested parties would have to dig deep to land their man, declaring: “The fee this summer would be in excess of £100 million.” Big changes are expected at Manchester United this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likely to sell a number of high earners at the club after a disappointing season. NOW READ… 7 players Manchester United could sign to improve their fortunes this summer 6 high-profile, out-of-favour stars who could interest Premier League clubs – and who they’d suit This is how much Manchester United are willing to pay for Jadon Sancho this summer Sancho going nowhere, says Dortmund director Zorc Thursday’s big transfer rumours: Dortmund tell Manchester United where to go Borussia Dortmund respond to speculation linking Jadon Sancho with Manchester United Chelsea Women to be subject of fly-on-the-wall documentary Frank Lampard felt Jack Marriott would make an impact against Leeds Portsmouth enhance security after social media bomb threat Frank Lampard sings Leeds chant about himself after play-off victory FA Cup’s lost none of its glamour for Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko 6 players Liverpool could sign to topple Manchester City in 2019/20 Ranked! The 12 best Premier League teams EVER Three transfer priorities for EVERY Premier League club this summer Quiz! Can you name the 50 players with the most Fantasy Premier League points in 2018/19? Wednesday’s big transfer rumours: Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid move in serious doubt?