Manchester United’s chief negotiators will tell Jadon Sancho that he can be a crucial part of one of the most “exciting” attacks in Europe by moving to Old Trafford, according to reports.
United were reportedly hot on the tails of Sancho last summer but the Borussia Dortmund winger chose to stay in the Bundesliga, where he has stepped up his performances this term with direct involvement in 36 goals.
Previous reports have outlined how Sancho is among Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s top targets for the upcoming transfer window, alongside the likes of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
And, according to the Evening Standard, United chiefs are increasingly confident of persuading Sancho to move to Old Trafford, having failed to do so last summer.
The newspaper claims that the club will promise Sancho a stellar role in Solskjaer’s rebuild, which has shown signs of taking shape in recent months.
Having endured their worst start to a league season in 30 years, United were unbeaten in 11 matches before the season was brought to a halt.
January signings Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have earned huge credit for their roles in that run, the pair scoring seven goals between them since they arrived in Manchester.
Indeed, Solskjaer revealed that Fernandes has developed an immediate understanding with Anthony Martial, who has shown more consistency this season than in previous campaigns.
Elsewhere in the forward line, Mason Greenwood has also come to the fore impressively in his breakthrough season.
What’s more, the 11-match unbeaten run has been put together without Marcus Rashford, who had scored 19 goals in 31 appearances before a serious back injury stopped him in his tracks.
The Evening Standard adds that Rashford could have a telling impact in convincing Sancho; the striker made a public plea on social media about his hope of playing alongside fellow England international Sancho, with the pair understood to be good friends.
The newspaper says that the relationship between the two could be key, given that Sancho followed Chelsea growing up, with the Blues also said to be in the race for his signature.
In other news, United are also said to be “determined” over a deal to bring Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez to Old Trafford.