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Solskjaer ‘told he must drop stars’ to land £110m-rated Sancho

Written by Aminu Musa

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘told he must sacrifice stars’ to land £110m-rated Jadon Sancho

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must sacrifice Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez to afford £110m-rated Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

United have been long-term admirers of the forward who has 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season.

But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has told the Red Devils boss that he must sell at least four big stars to raise funds for Sancho.

Solskjaer has previously admitted that he does not know how much money he will be given to spend in the summer transfer window.

Dortmund have also attached a £110m price tag to Sancho, which will burn a more significant hole in the club’s pockets during the current climate.

Therefore, United could be forced to sell stars such as Jesse Lingard and £400,000-a-week Sanchez to complete the deal with Sancho, according to The Sun.

Other players that could be at risk include the likes of Andreas Pereira, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

Out of favour, Lingard’s transfer value has dropped, but United could still scoop up least £20 million for the 27-year-old.

Meanwhile, Smalling, who is wanted permanently by Roma following a successful loan period, could raise the club as much as £10m.

In addition to that, defender Jones should rack up a total of 15m for the Old Trafford club.

The combination of fees raised by selling these players should help to subsidise Sancho’s £170,000-a-week wages.

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