United firmed up their interest with a first offer this week of a guaranteed £73m with further add-ons potentially taking the deal to £91m.
However, that remains well short of Borussia Dortmund’s £108m asking price which United believe is too high in the current climate due to the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jadon Sancho will not be pushing to force through a move to Manchester United this summer
Such is the distance between the two clubs the current situation is viewed as one where there is effectively no move on the table for Sancho to push further for.
Sancho indicated to Borussia Dortmund over two months ago that he was keen to make the move to Manchester United, viewing a return to England, after he left Manchester City to join Dortmund, as a challenge he was ready to take on.
Dortmund chiefs accepted his position and were prepared to let Sancho leave provided they received the £108m offer they considered his market value, initially by August 1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tracked the player all summer but United’s offer has fallen short
The Bundesliga side then extended the deadline to August 10.
That also passed with United finalising personal terms and agents’ fees first before showing their hand with their first firm proposal this week.
That offer was rejected with Dortmund’s stance unchanged and time is running out for United to secure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 target before Monday’s deadline.
Dortmund were forced to leave Sancho out of their Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday after he suffered a respiratory illness. Sources at the Bundesliga club, who remain adamant the 20 year-old is going nowhere, insist the timing is only a coincidence.
Sancho, who is focussed on getting the all clear to return to training, was included in the latest England squad on Thursday.
Gareth Southgate’s players are due to report for duty at St George’s Park on deadline day next Monday.
United chief Ed Woodward made a deal worth up to £91m, but Dortmund stand firm on £108m
Sancho is now focusing on being passed fit and healthy to rejoin Dortmund training again
Southgate said: ‘I know there has been speculation all summer. I spoke to him about that last time round and I just commented to him that he had dealt with it brilliantly.
‘I know Dortmund have been really pleased with his application in training and to the matches.
‘I’m guessing given what I’m reading there are things going on. There could be other players in similar situations over the next few days.
‘You can’t disassociate the person from the performance and whatever is going on in people’s lives have a big effect and that’s something we’ve all got to be mindful of as coaches, as people that employ people in any workplace.
‘There is a huge amount going on in people’s lives it’s bound to affect how they turn up for work every day.’