Manchester United target Jadon Sancho 'pushing' for Borussia Dortmund exit

Max Cooper
May 12, 2021, 1:00 PM GMT+1
Sancho is ready to leave Dortmund this summer
Sancho is ready to leave Dortmund this summer / Pool/Getty Images

Jadon Sancho is 'pushing' his representative to engineer a move away from Borussia Dortmund this summer, with long-term admirers Manchester United retaining their interest in the English superstar.

The 21-year-old has a 'gentleman's agreement' in place with Der BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, which would allow him to move on for the right price in the upcoming transfer window. That fee is believed to be around £87m, and the winger is keen to see the promise honoured.

And the Manchester Evening News reports that Sancho is now 'pushing' his representative Emeka Obasi to get a deal over the line this summer, with Old Trafford remaining his most likely destination.

The possibility of Man Utd investing a huge chunk of their transfer budget into the signing of Sancho feels ever more feasible, after the Red Devils opted to extend Edinson Cavani's contract for a further season on Monday.

This means their search for another striker may be put on hold for another year, allowing them to invest in other areas of the squad. The links between Sancho and Man Utd have never truly disappeared, and the winger was believed to be disappointed by the clubs' failure to come to an agreement last summer.

Dortmund were holding out for a nine-figure transfer fee in the summer transfer window, but they will be forced to accept a severely reduced sum only 12 months later. Sancho's stock has fallen this season, while the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that he has eaten into another year of his contract have only helped to drive down his price tag.

Man Utd are still interested in signing Sancho / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Man Utd are now expected to be able to sign the England international for around £87m, after Sancho and sporting director Zorc reached a compromise following last year's protracted negotiations.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Red Devils have been willing to play the long game on this deal, and have remained undeterred by Dortmund's reluctance to sell Sancho, as 90min exclusively revealed in January.

Despite the forward's drop-off in form at the start of the season - a potential consequence of the failed transfer - he has recovered to score 14 goals and notch 18 assists in 35 games for Dortmund this campaign.