Man Utd 'eye' £50m transfer war chest boost amid talk of bold statement summer sale

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Manchester United are assessing their options ahead of the summer transfer window, including who might be leaving the club.

Manchester United are looking to cash in permanently on Jadon Sancho following his loan spell with Borussia Dortmund. The England international has been frozen out out Erik ten Hag's first team and his future is looking less and less likely to be at Old Trafford.

Sancho has returned to his former club on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season. In his three Bundesliga appearances so far, the 23-year-old has bagged himself two assists, showing flashes of the brilliance he displayed week in, week out before his move to Manchester. In the season before his £73 million transfer, Sancho contributed 16 goals and 20 assists for Dortmund.

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Now, after a turbulent start to the season with United, the winger is being linked with a permanent move away. Sancho made just three appearances back in August before being ousted from the first team, with a fall out between him and ten Hag proving detrimental to his season.

According to Football Insider, United 'could ask for a fee of between £40-50million' for the sale of Sancho once the summer transfer window opens. This would see the Reds make a loss on the player but considering his current Transfermarkt value has plummeted from €100 million (£85m) to just €25 million (£21m) during his time at United, their reported asking price will see them recoup a decent amount.

While a permanent move at the end of the season would probably be best for all involved, a move back to Dortmund full-time doesn't seem to be on the cards any time soon. Sporting director Sebastian Kehl admitted to Sky Sports Germany that it will be 'very, very difficult' for BVB to negotiate the return of Sancho on a permanent basis.

The Football Insider report has also claimed that Sancho's 'mega-money wages' will also likely be a stumbling block for Dortmund. He is under contract with United until 2026 but the club will be hoping others are watching him closely in Germany and someone will offer the fee they are looking for once the season ends.

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