Manchester United have a golden opportunity to try and capture Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted his side are struggling financially because of the coronavirus.

Dortmund have announced losses of £40.8million for the 2019/2020 season which was heavily disrupted by coronavirus.

First team players all agreed to a 20 per cent pay cut during the suspension of Bundesliga matches.

There are talks going on behind the scenes to extend the salary reduction until December 31, which may cause unrest to some stars.

It is thought Sancho is already keen on joining United this summer so having his pay cut further may increase his desire to leave the Westfalenstadion.

"What we are losing in income on all sides is dramatic," Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the media on Tuesday.

"The transfer market is dead. We're not planning any more [incoming] transfers."

United senior officials have made it known that they will not pay more than £50m for Sancho given their revenue streams were also hit hard by coronavirus.

They may use this opportunity where Dortmund are worried about their finances to strike a bargain deal.

However, the German side are not in dire straits as they still have £322m in equity.

"Nobody has to worry about the club," Watzke assured fans. "We are economically as stable as very few in Germany."

Along with taking a pay cut, another issue which could force Sancho out of the door is a chance in targets for the club.

Ahead of this season Dortmund insisted they were "trying everything to be champions" and they finished 13 points behind Bayern Munich.

Watzke admits that his side may not be serious challengers in 12 months.

Borussia Dortmund are demanding £115m for Jadon Sancho

"I no longer play this game," he said when asked of next year's targets."

Over the weekend Sancho may have played his final match for Dortmund in the 4-0 drubbing by Hoffenheim.

After that match Watzke fired a warning to United that Sancho will not be allowed to leave on the cheap.

"There won't be even a one cent discount due to the coronavirus," he said.

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