Borussia Dortmund have said they are willing to “discuss” selling Jadon Sancho but do not believe any club would be prepared to meet their asking price.
The Bundesliga giants reportedly value Sancho – the highly-rated 20-year-old England star – at £100million after his 17 goals and assists this season.
Manchester United are expected to try and swoop for the winger once the transfer window reopens but could bide their time to put pressure on Dortmund to cut down their demands.
The German club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted there is a chance he could be sold although he vowed to drive a very hard bargain.
He said: “If Jadon approaches us and says he wants to leave no matter what – which has not happened so far – and a club wants to spend what we are asking for, we will discuss it.
“But I don’t think a club will pay the fee we want.”
United are understood to have coped better than most clubs with the financial impact of the coronavirus shutdown but will still not want to be charged over the odds for Sancho.