Manchester United maintain focused on signing Jadon Sancho despite Lionel Messi making it clear he wants to leave Barcelona.
Manchester United still view Jadon Sancho as their No 1 transfer target this summer despite Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barcelona, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol. However, United are claimed to have the finances to be able to sign Messi if they wanted to do so. Messi made Barca aware on Tuesday that he sees his future away from the Nou Camp.
Manchester City are strong favourites to sign the 33-year-old if he were to leave Barca.
Messi would be reunited with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola if he moved to the Etihad.
Solhekol says United would also be able to afford a deal for Messi.
However, the Red Devils’ focus at the moment is on Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho
“Our information is that they’re No 1 target remains Jadon Sancho but of course potentially, Manchester United do have the finances to be able to do a deal.”
Sancho has been United’s top target throughout the window so far.
But the Old Trafford club are, as of yet, not willing to pay the £108million asking price for Sancho.
However, transfer expert Ian McGarry says all parties are confident a deal will still happen before October’s deadline.
“Our information is that Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are comfortable with the positions they’re in with regards to selling Sancho,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“United don’t expect Dortmund to agree the details of the payment structure that United have proposed, until potentially the end of the window.
“There’s currently an impasse with conversations between the two clubs.
“United are now in the unique position of being the only team in town as far as Sancho is concerned. That’s something they’re comfortable with.
“It shouldn’t be the case that the transfer is in doubt or won’t happen.
“United believe it’ll happen, Sancho believes it’ll happen, his representatives feel it’ll happen, and whatever Dortmund say in public, they also believe they’ll sell.”
source: sky sports