MANCHESTER UNITED owner Joel Glazer is preventing the club’s £108million purchase of Jadon Sancho, reports have claimed.
Joel, who along with brother Avram have day-to-day control of the club, is said to harbour reservations about major spending in the current climate.
The finances of all clubs have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bundlesiga side Dortmund are holding firm on their £108m valuation of the England winger – who claims he’s “really happy” in Germany.
But Glazer has “expressed reluctance” to meet this figure, according to The Athletic.
They say Ed Woodward and Matt Judge, United’s head of corporate development, are deep in negotiations with Dortmund.
Those talks are being conducted through appointed intermediaries – at Dortmund’s request.
But boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted Sancho – who Dortmund say they do not need to sell – to be a United player as soon as their Champions League qualification was confirmed.
United’s third place finish in the league was sealed on the final day of the season.
But a month on, The Athletic add “there remains a gap in valuation, salary and agent fees”.
They go onto claim Glazer has further concerns about the additional costs of salary and commission.
In the case of Sancho, both are believed to be “significant”.
Such a position has led to United looking at Bournemouth’s David Brooks as a cheaper alternative to Sancho.
The 23-year-old is valued at £40m and United are believed to be long-term admirers of the Wales star.
Solskjaer remains keen on Jack Grealish too, and reports have claimed United would offer Sergio Romero as part of a deal to land the Aston Villa playmaker.