Manchester United’s hopes of signing Jadon Sancho have been dealt a major blow by their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
United had made the Borussia Dortmund star their top transfer target, but their hopes of sealing a deal worth £100m now look ‘doubtful’.
Sancho has emerged as one of the most promising young talents in world football since joining Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017, scoring 12 goals and providing 19 assists in 41 appearances for the club this season.
United had been keen to sign Sancho to fill their problem right-wing position, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready to test Dortmund’s resolve to keep the 19-year-old with a club-record bid.
According to the Daily Mail Sancho had been open to the idea of moving to Old Trafford, though with the club resigned to Europa League football next season they face a difficult task to convince the winger to sign.
Sancho’s motivation to join Dortmund was the opportunity to play first-team football at the highest level, with the Bundesliga side having again qualified for the Champions League next season.
Dortmund are determined to keep hold of the four-cap England international, though United are still believed to be readying a big-money bid.