Jadon Sancho transfer ‘expected this week’ as Man Utd make contact with Borussia Dortmund for top target
MANCHESTER UNITED could reportedly seal the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho by the end of the week.
The winger is currently on international duty with England at the Euros. but rumours persist on where he will be playing his club football next season.
United have moved to the front of the queue with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set for a busy summer.
According to The Times, 'Dortmund believe that a deal could be finalised next week'.
And Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that 'United's camp have been in contact with Sancho over the weekend'.
But there is plenty of work to do – the clubs are still some way apart on a valuation.
This is despite, as SunSport exclusively revealed, United agreeing personal terms with Sancho, worth £350,000-a-week over five years.
But the German club are insisting United increase their offer of £61million to £78m, with a further £10m in add-ons.
Dortmund reportedly rejected United's proposed Ballon d’Or clause in the deal for Sancho, who surprisingly missed out making on making the bench for England's 1-0 Euro 2020 opening win against Croatia.
According to the Athletic, the last part of the transfer is largely down to bonuses with Dortmund keen on realistically achievable add-ons.
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The Bundesliga giants are said to be seeking instalments that are based on club income via team success rather than individual awards.
That has caused Dortmund to reject United's Ballon d'Or clause that would have been triggered if Sancho finished in the top three in the annual gong.
Sancho meanwhile confirmed Solskjaer's players have been speaking to him on England duty about a return to Manchester.
He said: “Of course, all the boys have a lot of questions. When you do well, speculation is always going to come around.
“I just tell the boys, ‘look, I’m focused on football at the moment’ and we just focus on the Euros, step by step.”
Speaking to talkSPORT, Sancho was asked if he could be distracted by the move during the Euros.
He said: “No, I’m cool about it. It’s just how you handle that on the pitch, so just keep doing what you’re doing.
“If you keep doing that then I’m sure it won’t be a problem because the main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focused on at the moment.”
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