Manchester United still have a chance of signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with the German side’s boss admitting that it is not clear whether the player will stay beyond the end of the season.
The 20-year-old England international has proved his worth in the Bundesliga since leaving as a 17 year old when he left Manchester City.
City and fellow Premier League side Chelsea are said to retain an interest in bringing him back to England, though most of the speculation has suggested that United are the side with the best chance and keenest interest in signing him.
Speaking to the press, Borussia manager Lucien Favre explained that he was unsure over the future of Sancho, along with Achraf Hakimi, the 21-year-old left-sided Moroccan who is currently on loan from Real Madrid.
“We’ll see after the season.
“Of course, players will leave. We hope the players will stay, but it is possible that players will leave.
“You have already mentioned two that we don’t definitely know about.
“Of course, they could stay with us, which would be very good for me. But we’ll see what we’ll do, whether it’s in defence, midfield or attack.”
United have been linked with alternative targets, as news emerges that Dortmund are unwilling to let Sancho go at a price below their valuation, which is said to stand at around £100 million, though a higher offer may be required.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has one of the strongest financial positions of any club in the world, with plenty of cash available for transfers compared to other sides, but nevertheless the impact of coronavirus means that they are likely to be spending less than they had originally planned.
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been named as another option for Solskjaer to add to his options on the right wing.