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Dortmund plan new Sancho contract amid Man United interest and more rumours

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Borussia Dortmund are planning to throw a further spanner in the works of Manchester United’s chase for Jadon Sancho by offering him a new big money contract, according to reports.

Sancho is United’s top transfer target this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to improve his side’s attacking options ahead of the new season and it’s understood the club were confident of finally signing the England international after failing in two previous attempts.

However, MEN Sport understands that United have grown frustrated with Dortmund and are now willing to walk away from a deal due to Dortmund’s ‘unrealistic’ asking price, believed to be £108millon.

The German club have set a deadline of August 10 – this Monday – for a transfer to be completed as they don’t want the saga to interrupt their pre-season preparations.

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While it’s understood that United view the deadline as ‘meaningless’ since the transfer window doesn’t close until October 5, the latest reports in Germany suggest Dortmund will be sticking to their guns.

According to Bild, should the deal not be completed in the next two days then Dortmund will offer Sancho a new contract and a significant pay rise to try and convince him to remain at Signal Iduna Park.

The 20-year-old’s current deal expires in 2022 but any new deal would likely add at least another year to that and make it even more difficult for United to bring him to Old Trafford.

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Meanwhile, United are tracking Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret, according to reports.

The Star claim that United view the Serie A shot-stopper as the ideal back-up option should they lose either David de Gea or Dean Henderson this summer.

However, MEN Sport does not understand the Italian to be a target, as United are not looking to add another goalkeeper this summer with them already being well stocked in the position.

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