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Man Utd put off rest of summer transfer business to seal £108m Jadon Sancho move after ‘offering Dortmund star pay CUT’

MANCHESTER UNITED are willing to put off the rest of their summer transfer business in order to focus on sealing a deal for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

But it is understood the Red Devils’ first contract offer to the winger would have seen him take a pay cut.

Sancho, 20, continues to be linked with a record-breaking move from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford.

However, the Bundesliga side are determined to hold out for £108million this summer.

And according to the Mirror, United want Sancho so badly they could forgo all their other targets to land him.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in a dynamic midfielder as well as another centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.

However, United will explore every possible avenue before giving up on their primary target.

Failure to land Sancho, though, could see the club go after Kingsley Coman, Douglas Costa, Ousmane Dembele or Ansu Fati instead.

Borussia Dortmund are in no rush to sell one of their star players – instead declaring he will play for the club next season and urging him to make a public statement committing his future.

And, according to the Daily Mail, the Germans have been surprised by United’s approach to negotiations.

The report states United first tried to get Sancho to reduce his wages before a second offer was similar to his current £190,000-a-week pay.

And despite suggestions a deal on personal terms was finally close, Sancho’s representatives are now demanding £250,000 per week instead.

Even once an agreement is made, United still have not sorted out the major stumbling block of a transfer fee.

Dortmund want £108m but United are determined to go well below that in the hope of potentially making up the difference with add-ons and performance-related clauses.

But with time ticking away and Dortmund now in pre-season, Sancho has teamed up with the squad for training.

And he turned out for Lucien Favre’s side in their 6-0 friendly win over SC Rheindorf Altach yesterday.

Sancho said: “I love playing with this lot. It is a special bunch. We’ve got some special young players coming up.

“I am really happy to share the pitch with them and guide them. I was once in their shoes, playing with the seniors. I am happy for them.”

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