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Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - England Training - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London, Britain - June 21, 2021 England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - England Training - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London, Britain - June 21, 2021 England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - England Training - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London, Britain - June 21, 2021 England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

Manchester United's latest offer for Jadon Sancho has been rejected by Borussia Dortmund, with the German club holding firm on their insistence that they want a €90million for their England star.

Sources close to Dortmund have confirmed that there are no serious negotiations with United over Sancho, with the offers being made by the Manchester club submitted without extensive talks between the two clubs.

While both sides believe agreement will eventually be found and Sancho will move to Old Trafford, the Bundesliga side have rejected United's first two official offers for the 21-year-old.

The structure of the deal will be crucial to getting agreement, with Dortmund keen for a large up front payment and achievement add-ons related to performances rather than trophy successes.

Yet the gap between the two clubs remains relatively narrow, even though reports in Germany suggest Dortmund are bemused by United's transfer negotiating style that doesn't involve direct talks.

It seems increasingly likely that Sancho will become a Manchester United player at some point in the next month, but any suggestions that Dortmund are ready to lower their €90million have been consistently denied by Dortmund sources.

Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate has come under fire after suggesting he cannot risk playing Sancho at Euro 2020 due to his lack of experience.

Sancho has played more Champions League matches than Jordan Pickford, Tyrone Mings, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice and Mason Mount combined, yet all five have played at Euro 2020 and Sancho has been left on the sidelines.

While Sancho has played 137 first team games for Dortmund, Southgate has claimed the attacking star is not ready to shine on a tournament stage.

"We've got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time," said Southgate.

"So as a coaching staff we are realistic about our expectations of them as individuals.

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"Jadon is in that mix. He's trained well the last few days and of course we have got those options and those decisions to make."

Sancho didn't even make the England bench for their first Euro 2020 game against Croatia and did not appear in their second against Scotland.

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