Paper Talk: Man Utd nudge closer as Dortmund make Sancho decision

Date published: Saturday 17th August 2019 9:18

Manchester United have been given a huge lift in their chase for Jadon Sancho, while Man City and Chelsea are monitoring the situation around a Bayern Munich winger, according to Saturday’s newspapers.

 

DORTMUND READY TO SELL SANCHO AS MAN UTD PRESS CLAIMS

Manchester United have advanced in their pursuit of £100m-rated Jadon Sancho and could now sign the teenage winger next summer, according to reports on Saturday.

According to the Daily Mail, Borussia Dortmund have decided to sell the England attacker next summer and are already scouring the market for a potential replacement.

It’s claimed the Bundesliga giants have accepted this will be Sancho’s last season at the club, with a return to the Premier League on the cards for the exciting youngster.

As per the report, BVB want to cash in during summer 2020, as by then Sancho will have just two years remaining on his deal and Dortmund do not want to see his market value dwindle.

It’s claimed Man Utd are ahead of Man City in the race to sign him, with some reports suggesting the player has already given the Red Devils his word that his next stop will be Old Trafford when he leaves the Westfalenstadion.

The Mail states United have already completed plenty of the ground work and will confident of his signing next summer and that they feel they have an advantage ahead of City to bring the player back to England.

 

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