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Report: Bayern Munich to join race for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho

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Jadon Sancho is sure to be expensive...does Bayern Munich have the budget for such a move?

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According to journalist Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, Bayern Munich is set to join Manchester United in a pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho:

Bayern Munich are prepared to join the race for England forward Jadon Sancho this summer after being crowned Bundesliga champions.

Manchester United have a long-standing interest in the 21-year-old, who has a number of clubs monitoring his situation ahead of the transfer window where he is expected to be allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund for £90million.

Sancho, one of England’s great young talents, is expected to draw upwards of €75 million to €100 million depending on which reports you read. That range would seemingly be far out of Bayern Munich’s budget for this summer:

Bayern are among those clubs who have been impressed with his excellent form during his fourth campaign at Westfalenstadion after arriving from Manchester City in 2017. Adding Sancho would mean plenty of competition among Nagelsmann’s frontline when he succeeds Hansi Flick in the summer, but the young forward is also seen as one of the most promising talents in Germany and his standing could grow at the European Championships next month in Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Frankly, it is hard to think Bayern Munich would be able to generate the funds to partake in a bidding war for Sancho — the club has even said as much regarding its plans for the near-future. The fee for Sancho just is not in the radar for what Bayern Munich could likely pay and it does not seem as if Borussia Dortmund would be too eager to sell him to the Bavarians when there are probably more lucrative deals available abroad.

While the Bavarians have been linked to Sancho in the past, it would be appear that the window for that type of move to happen has already closed — at least for this summer.