According to the Independent’s Miguel Delaney, Liverpool are monitoring Manchester United target, Jadon Sancho.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Black Yellow in recent times.
Various clubs have shown interest, including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Madrid.
Manchester United remain confident they can secure the forward’s signing this summer. It is however still dependent on Champions League qualification.
The youngster certainly sees continued involvement in Europe’s elite competition as a priority.
Should United fail to qualify, Liverpool sense an opportunity.
The Independent claim that Sancho’s camp has been made aware of Liverpool’s interest.
He has a transfer value of €117m, a hefty price for any club to pay, especially post-pandemic.
In fact, the reports claim that funds would be an issue in Liverpool’s pursuit of Sancho. His wages and transfer fee could well mean the departure of a key player, perhaps Salah or Mane, which seems unlikely.
They did not move for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner due to budget reasons amid the Covid-19 crisis, losing out to Chelsea.
Manchester United have less of a problem in this regard. United have the financial muscle required to trump Liverpool in a chase for Sancho this summer.
If United cannot secure Sancho, however, Liverpool hope that he can still be signed, maybe even in a year’s time.
According to the reports, Sancho himself sees Liverpool as a more attractive option. His camp meanwhile have doubts over whether the time is right for a Madrid move.
Real are interested, but a move back to the Premier League is more likely.
United will have to go all out to secure the young England international. If they fail, then Liverpool will be waiting in the wings.