According to ESPN's news, Solskjaer is preparing to sell James to raise funds for the last-minute purchase of Sancho. However, Solskjaer has not convinced the senior management to agree to sell James for a transfer fee of 25 million pounds.
Although Dortmund emphasized that Sancho will not leave the team, Solskjaer is still determined to make an offer to test the other's determination. However, Manchester United is far from meeting the Hornets' asking price of 108 million pounds.
Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Manchester United's financial situation is very tight, but selling players can raise funds for them to buy Sancho at the last minute, and James is concerned by other teams.
James joined Manchester United from Swansea last summer with a transfer fee of 18 million pounds. Sources told ESPN that Solskjaer and his team members did not think James could become a recognized first-team player at Manchester United.
Manchester United has rejected Leeds United’s offer to lease James, and Bielsa’s team is ready to make another rent-and-buy offer again. However, Woodward’s senior officials at Manchester United are unwilling to sell James.
ESPN said that even if the sale of James for 25 million pounds means Manchester United will make a profit of 7 million pounds, the club executives believe that if a young player leaves the team so quickly, it will send a negative message to the club's ability to train players.