Borussia Dortmund 'make breakthrough' in Man Utd talks over Jadon Sancho

  • Jadon Sancho expected to rejoin Borussia Dortmund on loan
  • Winger has not played since August after falling out with Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag
  • Sancho spent four successful seasons at Dortmund earlier in his career
Sancho is in line to rejoin Dortmund
Sancho is in line to rejoin Dortmund / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Jadon Sancho is closing in on a return to Borussia Dortmund after the club made a breakthrough in negotiations with Manchester United.

Sancho has not played for the Red Devils since August after Erik ten Hag dropped him from their matchday squad to face Arsenal, citing low performance levels in training as his reasoning. However, the winger refuted this claim on social media and then refused to apologise to the Dutchman for this misdemeanour.

Following this clash, Sancho was ordered to train away from the United first-team and he has long been expected to leave during the January transfer window.

Reports across Europe earlier this week claimed former side Dortmund were looking to take Sancho back on an initial loan deal, and German outlet BILD now claim a loan move is close to completion.

BILD's report says the final details, such as the loan fee paid by Dortmund and tax details, are still to be agreed but there is belief the deal will go through soon.

Jadon Sancho
Sancho hasn't played in months / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Sancho first signed for Dortmund as a 17-year-old in the summer of 2017, leaving Manchester City in search of first-team football. He went on to score 50 goals in 137 appearances before joining United for a £73m fee in 2021.

The winger has failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford however, grabbing only 12 goals in 82 appearances.

Sancho is expected to join up with the Dortmund squad in Marbella for a mid-season training camp on Friday. Their last competitive game prior to Germany's winter break came on December 19, drawing 1-1 at home to Mainz.

Dortmund will play AZ Alkmaar in a friendly this Saturday and then Standard Liege on January 9 before returning to Bundesliga action with a trip to Darmstadt on January 13. This will be followed by a visit to Koln on January 20, with Sancho in line to make his second home debut on January 28 when Bochum visit Signal-Iduna Park.

Sancho would be heading back to a Dortmund side who have not won any of their last six games and have dropped to fifth in the Bundesliga standings. However, they did secure top spot in a Champions League group consisting of Paris Saint-Germain, Milan and Newcastle United, setting up a last 16 tie with PSV Eindhoven.