Manchester United will not pay more than £50m for Jadon Sancho, senior club officials have told Sky Sports News.
The 20-year-old is keen on a return to the Premier League but Borussia Dortmund and United remain poles apart on their valuations, with the Bundesliga club demanding in excess of £100m for the player they paid Manchester City £8m for in August 2017.
United remains the strong favorites to agree on a deal but officials behind the scenes at Old Trafford believe Dortmund’s valuation does not sufficiently reflect the costly fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and must be cut substantially if a deal is to be reached.
United are yet to make an official approach for Sancho, who has 17 Bundesliga goals and 16 assists so far this season.
Dortmund told the German stock market on Monday that playing games behind closed doors will lead to losses of around £41m.
However, United will be encouraged by Dortmund’s statement that their final figures may change depending on the transfer window which opens next month.