Manchester United ‘open fresh talks over a deal for Jadon Sancho and are confident of finally bringing him to Old Trafford’… with club chiefs encouraged they could land Dortmund star for £80m this time round
- Manchester United have been in hot pursuit of Jadon Sancho for quite some time
- United were desperate to land him last summer but Borussia Dortmund held firm
- Dortmund wanted north of £100m for the England international last summer
- But United are now increasingly confident they can finally get a deal over the line
Manchester United are increasingly confident of finally landing England international Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.
United have been in hot pursuit of Sancho for quite some time and were close to signing him last summer, only for Dortmund to stand firm by wanting north of £100million for their star player.
But according to The Athletic, United have now begun negotiations with Dortmund over Sancho’s services and have been given hope that the German outfit will accept a lower asking price this time round.
Man United are now hopeful of signing Jadon Sancho after failing in their pursuit last summer
There is still plenty to be done on the fee front for United to get their man, but the report claims there is a willingness between both parties to finally come to an agreement.
Sportsmail understands United could secure the England international for around £80m – which initially left Dortmund responsive – but the Bundesliga side now want an additional £20m in achievable add-ons.
However, talks so far point to a compromise between the two clubs and United are reportedly positive about their hopes right now.
The relationship between the two clubs has improved, with Sancho told he will be allowed to leave if a suitable offer is presented, but United are still short on funds as it stands.
Sancho’s signing would be seen as a statement of intent by United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Red Devils want to try and seal a deal for the former Manchester City youth product before the Euros kick off in seven days time, but they know that will be a difficult task.
Any deal for Sancho would most likely have to be structured payments over few years, while add ons and different incentive bonuses would also be taken into account.
The latest reports follow on from Sportsmail revealing that United are preferring to target Sancho this summer over Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.
United then plan to wait 12 months to try and land Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s former player Erling Haaland as their long-term number nine.
The recent extension of Edinson Cavani’s contract means chasing a centre forward is regarded less of an immediate priority than Sancho as a right-sided attacker.
The Borussia Dortmund star is currently gearing up for the start of the Euros with England
Solskjaer has told his bosses forward options of Sancho, Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial would make United competitive challenging for major trophies against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea next season.
After failing to secure a move to Old Trafford last summer, Sancho endured a frustrating start to the 2020-21 campaign for Dortmund.
However, he ended the season in style by helping Dortmund win the German Cup and qualify for the Champions League with 10 goals in his last 15 games.
As well as Sancho, United are also in the hunt for Kieran Trippier, with cash-strapped Atletico Madrid open to offers.
The Red Devils view him as competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
A centre back is also on the agenda for United, and they are working on a deal for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.