The Daily Mail writes that Jadon Sancho was close to signing with Saudi club Al Ettifaq before Thursday’s transfer deadline in this country.
The forward is said to have been open to a move and Manchester United were prepared to let him go on a season-long loan.
However, the Red Devils insisted on including a €60m buyout clause in his loan deal, but Al Ettifaq backed out. They said they didn’t have enough money.
Al Ettifaq is owned by the Saudi Ministry of Sports, not the Public Investment Fund that also owns Newcastle, so their transfer budget is not endless.
Sancho faces an uncertain future at Man United after his social media outburst following criticism from Ten Hag.