Man Utd braced for three-way Jadon Sancho fight with Real Madrid and Barcelona

Manchester United could face a three-way fight for Jadon Sancho if they fail to land him this summer.

Borussia Dortmund have insisted Sancho is going nowhere this summer, after United failed to come close to meeting their £100million asking price.

Dortmund have extended Sancho's contract until 2023 to protect his value, and believe La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona will enter the race for him next year.

That would leave United battling it out in a bidding war with Spanish giants for Sancho – unless they up their offer this summer and meet Dortmund's valuation.

United are likely to interpret the development as a ploy by Dortmund to force their hand and pressure them into bidding what the German club want this summer.

Although Sancho remains United's No.1 target this summer, they are not prepared to go above £80m for him.

United believe that to be a fair price in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a negative impact on football finances and the transfer market.

Despite that, Dortmund are under no financial pressure to sell and believe they could get at least £100m for Sancho next summer, if he continues to thrive and when the market is likely to have recovered somewhat.

On Wednesday, the in-demand winger said he is happy at Dortmund and is enjoying helping some of the younger players develop at the Bundesliga club.

The 20-year-old left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland this week and on Wednesday played the first 45 minutes of Dortmund's 6-0 victory over Austrian side SCR Altach alongside Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna.

"I love playing with this lot. It's a special bunch. We've got some special young players coming up," said Sancho, who scored 17 league goals and set up another 16 last season.

"I'm really happy to share the pitch with them and guide them.

"I joined when I was 17, some of the lads are the same age. I've been there and done that. I can guide them in what's good and what isn't. I can hopefully motivate them as well."

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