Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asked to rate Manchester United’s chances of signing Jadon Sancho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asked to rate Manchester United’s chances of signing Jadon Sancho 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was evasive over Manchester United’s chances of signing Jadon Sancho (Man Utd)

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained coy over Manchester United’s push to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The 20-year-old, whose situation is also being monitored by Liverpool and Chelsea, is one of United’s priority targets for the summer transfer window.

Dortmund, however, are demanding in excess of £100 million for the England international.

United are reportedly willing to hold off in order to drive down Dortmund’s asking price.

But when asked in an interview with Viasport’s Jan Aage Fjortoft to rate his chances of signing Sancho, Solskjaer laughed and replied: ‘I’m good at maths, but I can’t answer that question, Jan Aage.

‘There are many good footballers on many teams.’

Borussia Dortmund are demanding over £100 million for Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund are demanding over £100 million for Jadon Sancho (Getty Images)

 

Solskjaer also admits he ‘can’t make any promises’ that United will add to their squad this summer.

‘I think it’ll be a calm transfer window or a sightly different kind of window,’ said Solskjaer.

‘I think a lot of clubs will have to be careful not to spend too much money. You might still not know how much you’ve lost financially during this pandemic and what’s gone on lately.

‘We’re quite relaxed. I am very happy with the squad I have. I think it looks better and better.

‘And then there is something in front of us screaming that it’s sensible, both from a sporting and a financial perspective. So I know we’re going to try but you can’t make any promises.’

Asked if he has received a similar message to Jurgen Klopp, who has reportedly been told by Liverpool’s owners that the transfer budget will be restricted this summer, Solskjaer said: ‘I don’t know what messages Jurgen has been given but we’ve had a good dialogue the entire time and we’ve had a plan for it since I signed in March.

‘And then the three months of lockdown and for how long we’ll have to play in front of empty stands, if we will play in the Champions League next season, there are many things like that, which will be factors and decisive in terms of what we can do when the season is over.’

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