Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund remain far apart in their valuation of England forward Jadon Sancho, a report has revealed.
It was reported on Tuesday that United had agreed personal terms with Sancho, but both player and United are also yet to reach a final decision.
Dortmund want about £100 million for the 20-year-old and say they want a deal to be done by 10 August so they can get on with their pre-season campaign with no distractions.
United feel that sum – which would be a record for a British player – is unrealistic and does not take into account the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has cost top-flight clubs in Europe an estimated £3.5bn during the 2019-20 season, BBC Sport reports.
United remain keen on landing Sancho but are wary of repeating the mistake they made in giving Alexis Sanchez a contract worth £400,000 a week.
While this could be viewed as the start of hard negotiations on both sides, United do have the option of looking at alternatives.