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Man Utd want to strike £75m Jadon Sancho deal before Euro 2020

Scott Saunders
May 11, 2021, 9:45 AM GMT+1
Manchester United still want to sign Jadon Sancho - and he'll be cheaper this summer
Manchester United still want to sign Jadon Sancho - and he'll be cheaper this summer / Pool/Getty Images
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Jadon Sancho would like his future resolved before this summer's European Championships, with Manchester United still in the driving seat to make the deal happen.

90min understands that Borussia Dortmund, Sancho's current club, have accepted and agree that Sancho will be sold this summer - a year removed from United's very public and ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of the 21-year-old England international.

United's sticking point in 2020 was Dortmund's asking price for the player - the German giants would not drop below £100m - though it is now understood that a deal could be completed for around £75m, with room for manoeuvre on up front payment, plus incentives and bonuses.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho
Sancho and Marcus Rashford will line up for England at Euro 2020 / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

A deal could be struck for an initial £60m, with the rest made up in additional payments.

90min has maintained since last summer that United's interest in Sancho has not waned, and that lines of communication have remained open between all sides. Personal terms were even agreed, with plans even discussed on how Sancho would fit into United's system long term under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United had been looking to address a potential problem at centre forward before deciding on their next move, though Edinson Cavani's confirmed contract extension on Monday now likely means adding a new centre forward will be delayed for another year. Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have been among the targets.

A right winger, with Sancho as first choice, is a priority, while United would also like to sign a central midfielder and centre half. The likes of Villarreal's Pau Torres and Jules Kounde of Sevilla have been prominent on the wish list for the latter.

There is some interest in Sancho from elsewhere in England. Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all asked to be kept informed of the winger's situation, but it is United who remain in pole position.

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