Jadon Sancho is one of eight Borussia Dortmund stars who could leave the club in the summer, should the German giants fail to qualify for the Champions League for next season.
Der BVB famously fought off the Manchester United’s advances for the 20-year-old last year, but their decision to reject bids of more than €100m now appears to be one they may regret.
The England star has performed below expectations this campaign, with many attributing this dip to his failed move to the Premier League.
And according to German outlet WAZ, Sancho could land his move to Old Trafford in the summer due to Dortmund’s current financial predicament, and a bid of around €100m (£88m) would be enough to sign the starlet.
The German outfit are deeply concerned over the lack of income in the past 12 months, having lost €26m in TV revenue, as well as a lack of ticket sales due to the coronavirus outbreak. A poor start to the season has exacerbated these fears, and they could miss out on a further €75m if they don’t qualify for the Champions League.
Dortmund are currently lying in sixth place, four points off the top four, meaning the pressure is on their stars to bank a place in Europe’s biggest tournament over the second half of the season.
Should they fail to do so however, Der BVB have made a list of eight saleable assets who would balance the books for the next year – and Sancho is one of them. The previous price quoted of €120m is now believed to be ‘questionable’ given the forward’s poor form, and Dortmund would be ‘satisfied with less’ this time round.
Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji, Mahmoud Dahoud, Giovanni Reyna, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro and star striker Erling Haaland are also on the list.
As revealed by 90min in January, United have not given up hope of signing the England international, andhis poor form is not enough to deter them from their relentless pursuit.
In addition to United, the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked with Sancho in recent months though it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who are seen as by far the most likely destination.
News of Dortmund’s precarious finances will have further pricked ears across the continent, especially with Sky Sports Germany’s Max Bielefeld reporting that crown-jewel Sancho’s exit is ‘90%’ likely.
Meanwhile, Sancho’s attacking teammate Haaland, the other big name on the list, is wanted by both Real Madrid and Manchester City this summer.
City could even pay big to jump the queue for the Norwegian superstar, ignoring the chance to wait for a £68m release clause to kick in in 2022.