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Manchester United manager Solskjaer asked about Jadon Sancho transfer interest

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to discuss Manchester United’s interest in Jadon Sancho as they strive to make a breakthrough in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund.

United have not agreed personal terms with Sancho’s representatives or a fee with Dortmund, who are believed to be holding out for £108million.

Senior United sources believe Dortmund’s August 10 deadline to sign Sancho is ‘meaningless’ and described it as ‘artificial’ since the transfer window closes on October 5.

When asked specifically about Sancho, Solskjaer replied: “We’re looking into all transfers differently, I’m not going to speak about individuals that are not our players, so no news, no updates, we’ll update you if something happens.”

United are frustrated by inaccurate reports emanating from Germany that United have agreed terms with Sancho. United sources have described Sancho’s wage expectations as a ‘real situation’, with the England international currently on around £75,000-a-week at Dortmund.

If a move for Sancho fails to materialise, United are prepared to look to alternatives amid interest in Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo and Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman. United view the right wing as a priority position to strengthen and only signed Daniel James last year after they failed with a move for Sancho.

Despite frustration over the ‘noise’ in Germany, United expressed similar misgivings over Sporting Lisbon’s demands for Bruno Fernandes in January before they negotiated an overall fee of £68m.

Inter Milan will confirm the permanent signing of Alexis Sanchez from United on Thursday morning, bringing an end to the Chilean’s dismal two-and-a-half years with the club.

The MEN revealed last week Inter were confident of completing a deal for Sanchez, 31, early in the transfer window and Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta confirmed the forward is now ‘owned entirely’ by Inter.

“It’ll be announced tomorrow,” Solskjaer concurred. “It’s agreed, so Alexis enjoyed his time there, they liked him, so of course that’s a good move for him, wish him all the best, he’s a top player, you want to see players perform.

“For whatever reason we didn’t see the best of Alexis but he’s a top professional and just wish him all the best.”

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