Manchester United have set a high asking price for Jadon Sancho amid manager Erik ten Hag’s desire to offload him during the January transfer window, according to Mirror.
The England international has not played for the Red Devils since August 26 after publicly criticising the manager for dropping him from the squad to face Arsenal on the road.
Sancho has refused to apologise for the public outburst. As a result, he has been suspended indefinitely and has been banished from all first-team training facilities at United.
Ten Hag has given the green light to part ways with him in January but United are unwilling to take a huge hit on the £73 million paid to Borussia Dortmund two years ago.
The hierarchy are looking for £50m to consider his permanent sale. The club feel he has the best years of his career ahead of him and are not prepared to accept a significant loss.
Sancho could leave United on temporary basis
Sancho has not played for the Red Devils for 10 weeks. During this time, he has been asked to stay away from the first-team group. This is bound to affect his transfer valuation.
United are refusing to budge on their demands at the moment, but they are highly unlikely to receive the package mentioned with the lack of playing time for the winger.
The club may have to consider a loan deal until the end of the campaign before they can re-evaluate him in the summer. In that case, Juventus could be front-runners to sign him.
The Bianconeri have identified the Englishman as a winter loan target, but the big question is whether they are prepared to pay a significant portion of his current weekly wages.
The 23-year-old does have interest from the Saudi Pro League but the former Dortmund man is reluctant to consider a move to the Middle East at the current phase of his career.
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