Man Utd get Sancho update that will frustrate Ten Hag

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 7 Dec 2023 09:54 GMT
  • 3 min read
Jadon Sancho, Man Utd, 2023/24
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Manchester United continue to seek a solution for their Jadon Sancho problem in the transfer market, but the Red Devils have received a frustrating update on that front.

Sancho has been a thorn in the side of manager Erik ten Hag since September, when manager Erik ten Hag had an enormous falling out with the England winger after he was dropped for a Premier League fixture with Arsenal.

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Following that match, the former Dortmund star hit out at the manager on social media, and his subsequent failure to apologise has seen him frozen out of the first team for more than three months.

Man Utd are seeking to sell the 23-year-old in the January transfer windows, but buyers are thin on the ground.

Sancho to Juventus: Brakes put on transfer

While Sancho is said to favour a move back to Dortmund, who are ready to offer the Red Devils Donyell Malen, Juventus have emerged as the likeliest exit route for the attacker via a loan deal.

Tuttosport has indicated that the deal is in doubt over the cost of the operation.

While Sancho is said to be a player liked by Massimiliano Allegri’s side, the costs to sign him are seen as “excessive”.

Jadon Sancho has not played since August
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This comes shortly after Calciomercato suggested that Juve will instead target Domenico Berardi to reinforce their attacking sector.

Tuttosport’s report also casts doubt on that deal, though, suggesting that the Sassuolo player is also likely to be considered too expensive given the cost of a transfer for a player approaching 30.

This leaves scope for Man Utd to negotiate a deal with Juventus over Sancho, particularly as the Old Trafford club are clearly desperate to get him off their wage bill amid reports that there is a divide in the dressing room in part arising from his exile.

The deal might not have hit the buffers at this point, but the brakes certainly appear to have been put on it in the meantime.

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