Ex-Man Utd boss to end Sancho's Old Trafford nightmare

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 26 Sept 2023 08:24 BST
  • 3 min read
Jadon Sancho, Man Utd, 2022/23
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Jadon Sancho could be handed a Manchester United escape route by former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, with the Roma manager keen on bringing him to Serie A.

Sancho, 23, has been exiled from Man Utd first-team training by Erik ten Hag after the pair's public feud, which started following Sancho’s exclusion from the matchday squad to face Arsenal at the start of September.

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Ten Hag publicly stated that Sancho was omitted from the squad due to poor effort in training, which prompted the former Borussia Dortmund star to reply on social media.

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He stated that he has been made a “scapegoat” by the Dutchman, and the pair have not resolved their conflict, with Sancho sent to the U21s as a result.

Fabrizio Romano has reported that a January exit is “the most likely solution" for Sancho and it has now been revealed that Mourinho is keen on signing the former England international.

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Sancho to Roma?

According to Italian outlet Il Romanista, Sancho’s wages may prove to be a stumbling block, but Roma are attempting to navigate this issue by striking a deal similar to the one agreed with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.

Belgium’s all-time top goal-scorer took a wage cut of over 50% to join Roma on loan for the 2023-24 season and the Italian club are hoping to convince Sancho to do the same, as per Il Romanista.

Roma would also like Man Utd to cover some of Sancho’s wages if a loan deal is agreed during the January transfer window.

Mourinho reportedly wants Sancho "at all costs" and is desperate for the Englishman to join Roma this January.

Sancho is contracted to Man Utd until 2026 and given his €85 million transfer fee, the Red Devils would likely demand a fairly big sum in order to sanction a permanent transfer.

As a result, Roma look set to press ahead in their bid to sign Sancho on loan this winter.

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