Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho.
United are long-term admirers of the England international and had hoped to secure his signature last summer. However, the two clubs were unable to agree a fee with the German side refusing to lower their asking price of £100m.
The Red Devils reignited their interest in Sancho at the end of last season and were reported to have had a bid of around £67m rejected.
However, BILD now report that the two parties are nearing an agreement after United tabled a further bid of £77m for the 21-year-old.
The German outlet report that "an agreement is very likely in the next few days" and, as it stands, we could finally be closing in on the end of one of the longest transfer sagas in years.
United's pursuit of Sancho last summer clearly had an impact on the youngster's performances in the early stages of the 2020/21 campaign, though having taken a little time to hit his stride he clocked up a superb 12 goals and eight assist in his 26 Bundesliga outings.
Sancho is widely regarded as one of the best young forwards in European football right now, and if United can strike a deal with Dortmund in the coming weeks it will represent a massive coup for the club as well as allowing them plenty of time left in the transfer window to concentrate on other targets.
The Red Devils’ hierarchy have outlined five key areas of their squad which they’re desperate to strengthen this summer, with a striker, defensive midfielder, centre-back and right-back all on their wish list alongside a winger.
Sancho is currently away on international duty with England at Euro 2020, though so far he’s seen his game time limited. The Dortmund man has featured just once in Gareth Southgate’s side’s three outings after coming off the bench in their 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.