Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho will not go on strike to push through a move from Manchester United this summer, it is claimed.
Recent reports suggest the Red Devils are finally making some progress in their pursuit of the winger after being linked with a move for most of the summer.
It is thought that a deal over wages and agents' fee has now been finalised but an agreement on the transfer fee could still prove to be the stumbling block.
Dortmund have always valued their star man at more than £100million and are sticking with that figure after seeing Kai Havertz join Chelsea for around £70m last week.
United think Sancho’s price-tag is too high given the global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and so far have been unwilling to match Dortmund’s valuation.
The Premier League have offered to pay a guaranteed £90m over the next three seasons with another £18m in performance-contingent add-ons.
Progress is at least being made after reports that Sancho has agreed agreed personal terms over a £250,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford.
But with the player unwilling to go on strike to force through a move, United may have to up their bid in order to push through the transfer.
Sancho has made it clear his desire to return to England having spent three years in Germany but is happy to remain in Dortmund if no solution can be found.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has so far only been able to bring in Donny van de Beek for close to £40m and is hoping for more new faces to arrive before the October 5 deadline.
Asked about links to other players like Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon and RB Leipzig centre-half Dayot Upamecano, the Norwegian remained pragmatic in his approach.
"We are always looking to see if there is any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level, quality, personality and fits all the criteria," he told BBC 5 Live Sport's Premier League Preview show.
"This summer and year has been a strange one and it is very important everyone understands this has an affect on football. Not everyone can spend millions and millions.
"I never set myself a target, like scoring 20 goals as a player. You just have to go day by day, making sure you develop and improve.
"We have a vision of where we want to get to but know so many things can come in the way. I believe in seeing how the team and club develops.
"We are a developing team, a year or so into our rebuild. We had to make some decisions last summer and throughout the season we have seen how this team is getting better and getting used to each other.
"It is never easy to have too many new players in the team, it takes time for players to gel into a unit.”
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