Borussia Dortmund could reportedly offer Jadon Sancho a bumper pay rise if Manchester United fail to agree a deal to sign the England winger.
Dortmund have set a deadline of August 10 for any deal to be completed with the club’s CEO Hans Joachim Watzke claiming there has been no bid nor any contact from the Red Devils.
Some reports had suggested that discussions were at an ‘advanced stage’ but this appears to not be the case and according to Bild, BVB are ready to offer him a big hike on his £190,000-a-week wages in a bid to keep him at Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund are believed to want £108million for Sancho but United will want to agree a figure much lower than this.
The Bundesliga side have made it clear they not want to become embroiled in a drawn out saga and it is understood United are also keen to formalise a swift resolution as both club’s step up preparations for the 2020/21 campaign.
Meanwhile, Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils should put the breaks on their pursuit of Sancho and prioritise the signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham instead.
“I don’t think it is,” Scholes told BT Sport when asked if Sancho should be a priority signing for the club.
“Don’t get me wrong Sancho is a top-quality footballer, I think he would improve any team in world football, and I am talking Liverpool, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, he would improve all of them.
“His stats say that he is a goalscorer, he will make and score lots of goals, and there is no doubt he would be a big asset to the team.
“I just think we already have three forwards or wide men/centre forwards that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him, but potentially I think they could be.
“But I think if that is Harry Kane you are talking about, I would be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage, although don’t get me wrong as I said Sancho is a top-quality footballer.
“I just think United need a centre forward, a real no.9 a real goalscorer, and Harry Kane would be that man for me.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travel to Germany this week for the final stages of the Europa League where they will enter an eight-team knockout tournament and are due to face FC Copenhagen in the quarter-final.