Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho did have interest from Saudi Arabian clubs – but were quoted a huge £65million fee.

Sancho has been one at the centre of a major story over the last couple of weeks.

The winger was curiously left out of the United squad to face Arsenal with no injury rumoured.

Erik ten Hag told the press after the game that Sancho hadn’t been selected because of his performances in training.

Sancho almost immediately took to Twitter to defend his training displays and told fans not believe everything they read.

Saudi Arabian clubs had Jadon Sancho interest

This came just a couple of days after the transfer window closed, meaning a United exit looked very complicated.

Neither United nor Sancho would have wanted a situation where he was in the stands until January and he did actually receive interest.

The Athletic report that Saudi Arabian clubs were keen on Sancho but were quoted £65million for the wide man.

That asking price is intriguing as The Mail reported over the summer that United were seeking £45million for Sancho.

Either that price tag was wide of the mark or United decided to hike up the demands due to the money flying around in Saudi Arabia.

Sancho and his representatives rejected those proposals, instead deciding to stay at United and hopefully work his way back into the plans.

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United will hope for Sancho resolution

Sancho is understood to have been in talks with Ten Hag this week in the hope of thrashing out their issues.

The tweet previously pinned to the top of Sancho’s Twitter timeline has now been deleted, which is hopefully a step in the right direction.

Sancho would be foolish to throw away his United chance right now with Antony currently on a break from the club.

There is real scope for Sancho to start on the right flank and start to get his career back on track.

Sancho’s long-term future remains in question but we can only hope for a positive resolution moving forward.

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