Manchester United will not get Jadon Sancho in a cut-price deal from Borussia Dortmund despite the financial impact of Covid-19.
United have made the 20-year-old England forward one of their major targets when the transfer window opens on 27 July.
It was initially thought Dortmund, who are in the process of completing the signing of Jude Bellingham from Birmingham after the 17-year-old opted to sign for the Bundesliga side despite United’s interest, wanted in excess of £100m for Sancho.
However, in April United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said the Old Trafford club “were not immune” from the financial impact caused by matches having to be played behind closed doors and the rebates required to be paid back to broadcasters.
Although sources have rejected reports they had put a £50m ceiling on Sancho, Woodward’s statement was taken to mean United would have less to spend on new players.
However, even though Dortmund have experienced the same problems, BBC Sport understands the German side are resolute in their desire to stick by their valuation for Sancho, which has been communicated to senior figures a