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Man Utd found terms for Borussia Dortmund whiz Sancho simply too rich

Manchester United found terms too rich to sign Borussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho, it has been revealed.

The Athletic reports United were never on the verge of signing the England star and that initial calculations for a deal rose to a staggering £227m (€250m).

The report claims that United - conscious of maintaining their wage structure - initially proposed a salary that was less than Sancho's total pay packet at Dortmund, before a second offer in early August only matched his Dortmund deal, with the potential for a marginal increase based on performance.

Neither deal was accepted by Sancho's camp, with the report claiming the terms desired were thought to be in the region of United and France midfielder Paul Pogba's £250,000 a week.

There was eventually a breakthrough on the wide forward's salary in the second week of September, but the report adds the transfer fee of €120m remained a stumbling block and with differences between the two clubs on the matter, other options were considered.

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