In what will be a sensational climax to an almost season-long transfer trail, Manchester United are close to agreeing a £100million deal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants the Englishman to join his attacking ranks and line up alongside his youthful compatriots of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
And according to The Sun, United are ready to agree on Dortmund’s valuation of the player with a deal looming.
The Red Devils have made Sancho one of their principal targets when the summer transfer window opens on July 27.
United chief executive Ed Woodward stated in April that the club ‘were not immune’ from the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sancho’s current £190,000-a-week contract runs until 2022, which Dortmund reportedly believe puts them in a position of strength with regards to any transfer away from the Signal Iduna Park.
However, United are ready to commit to a deal for the 20-year-old.
Any negotiations at this stage are also likely to be further complicated by the uncertainty of United’s status as a Champions League or Europa League side next season.
Sancho, who signed for Dortmund in 2017 for a measly £8m from Manchester City, is believed to be keen on a return to Manchester.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to pursue Sancho this summer, but needs the financial assurance qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition would bring.
Sancho, an England international with 11 senior caps to his name, has had another fruitful season for Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund.
He racked up 17 goals and 17 assists in the German top-flight in 32 matches for Lucien Favre’s side.
Meanwhile, Dortmund are believed to be close to signing another English youngster in the form of 17-year-old Jude Bellingham from Birmingham, who reportedly turned down United in favour of a move to the Bundesliga.