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Borussia Dortmund not prepared to sell Jadon Sancho in January

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Manchester United may have to look at other options in the attacking third as it has emerged that Borussia Dortmund will not sanction a deal involving Jadon Sancho during the January transfer window.

Despite spending big on the last day of the transfer window, United had a largely underwhelming summer transfer window and are thought to have failed to secure most of their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s major targets.

United were on the hunt for a right-sided attacker for most of the transfer window, with Sancho thought to be their primary target.

While they might have agreed personal terms with the player, United baulked at Dortmund’s asking price of around £108 million, regarding it as prohibitively expensive when it comes to structuring a deal with a sufficient up-front payment for the German side.

According to Sport Bild, the German side will not entertain any offers for the attacker, who has scored 35 goals in 102 appearances for Dortmund, while claiming 45 assists.

The Red Devils will now have to explore other options.

As deadline day approached, United reportedly wanted a loan deal for either Watford’s Ismaila Sarr or Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and made an offer of an initial season-long loan with the option to buy at £25million, but Watford rejected it, preferring an outright permanent deal.

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