Sancho wants to avoid ‘limbo’ and Bellingham offers a glimmer of hope to United…
SANCHO TO BURY HATCHET INTO UNITED HEARTS
Jadon Sancho has reportedly told his mates he is willing to bury the hatchet after his acrimonious departure from Manchester City, and return to work under Pep Guardiola.
Sancho left the Etihad in 2017 after Guardiola could not guarantee game time. And he’s done all right since.
The Sun claim the England international is willing to move back to City to avoid being left ‘in limbo’ by Manchester United.
United are reportedly still at the front of the queue for the 20-year-old but the £115million asking price is proving a stumbling block as they look to deal with the financial implications of coronavirus.
And while Dortmund have repeatedly stated they expect the winger to be with them next season, Lucien Favre admitted he may have to plan for life after Sancho.
SAVED BY THE BELL
Amid the Sancho uncertainty, there has been endless talk of ‘alternatives’ who could be tempted to move to Old Trafford. Whether those ‘alternatives’ play in the same position or have a playing style anything like Sancho is besides the point…
One of those options is Jude Bellingham. But it looked as though Dortmund would scupper United in his case as well, with Bellingham (and his parents) understandably won over by Sancho’s success, and targeting a move to Favre’s entertainers.
But there appears to be a glimmer of hope in the Bellingham case. Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk has revealed that although Bellingham has agreed the move to Germany, Dortmund and current club Birmingham City are some way apart on the transfer fee.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 16, 2020
Bellingham has also held talks with Man Utd, and Ed Woodward will no doubt have a blank cheque waiting for the 16-year-old.
Arsenal may have received a ‘promise’ from RB Leipzig over the £53million transfer of Dayot Upamecano, but did the Germans cross their hearts and hope to die?
French outlet Soccer Link claim the 21-year-old centre back – seen as the remedy to the defensive woes of Arsenal – wants to play Champions League football. Oh dear.
While Mikel Arteta has urged his side to avoid “slipping away” in the race for the top four, the eight point gap to Chelsea is likely insurmountable. Especially with those aforementioned defensive woes.
Keen on a move to the Premier League, the report claims that Manchester City would be Upamecano’s preference, as Pep Guardiola remains unconvinced by John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
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