Borussia Dortmund have shown interest in signing Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho. Discussions over a loan deal for the rest of the time are said to have proactively occurred which would see Sancho return to the Bundesliga club.
United signed Sancho from Dortmund in 2021 in a deal worth £73m; of which he hasn’t featured for United since August 2023.
The Britain international’s agreement at Old Trafford is up in 2026, with United holding the choice to stretch out for a further year.
Sancho has not played for United since a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on August 26, after a public spat with manager Erik ten Hag following his reactions of the forward’s performance in training.
Since the 23-year-old took to social media to hit out at Ten Hag’s charges he has been training away from the first team and has not been selected in a first matchday team since.
United have been available to offers for the winger with not a single goal to the stalemate to be found, and now he could be set for a return to Dortmund.
Notwithstanding, INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has acquired 25 per cent of Manchester United and taken control of football operations, has to be consulted on all transfer decisions this month.
Despite the fact that Jadon Sancho cost Manchester United £70 million, there is a possibility that he will leave for free.
Manchester United were willing to take a more brutal approach to their process regarding player contracts in an effort to put the right culture and recruitment policy ahead of business interests.
Nonetheless, this will form part of the order to fortify football operations under INEOS.
United would be more ready to end contracts if it is for everyone’s best interests, and conversations with this impact have occurred over the Sancho situation.
If an exit route does not materialise for Sancho, United will consider severing ties instead of trying to recoup some of their £73m outlay.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have made an approach to sign Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen on an initial loan.
Chelsea would rather sell him outright than loan him, however, so the idea of a loan must contain an obligation to buy him.
According to Sky Germany, he is valued around £26m (€30m).
Maatsen has also been of long-term interest to Burnley, who had him on loan during their promotion season, and they want to sign a left-back this month.