Manchester United have had an £89million bid for Jadon Sancho rejected, reports claim.
The Red Devils are said to now be preparing a second offer for their top summer target, who enjoyed an excellent season in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho scored 20 goals and created a further 20 in only 44 games throughout 2019/20, further establishing himself as one of the brightest prospects in the world game.
And Dortmund have no intention of letting the England international go on the cheap, despite few big-money summer deals expected because of the financial fallout caused by coronavirus.
Bild say BVB are demanding at least £109m for Sancho, with United’s opening bid falling £20m short of their asking price.
But the Germans are well aware of United’s interest in Sancho, especially now the Red Devils are confirmed to be playing in next season’s Champions League which means they can push ahead with their attempts to sign him.
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Booking their place in Europe’s premier cup competition by finishing third in the Premier League makes United a much more attractive prospect to potential signings, with Sancho unlikely to join the Red Devils were they only in the Europa League.
And United’s desire to get a deal for Sancho over the line is evident, with their second bid already being prepared and set to be submitted to Dortmund shortly.