Manchester United have taken a step forward towards signing Jadon Sancho after agreeing an initial stake with Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified the 20-year-old as the ideal transfer target this summer following a splendid season in the Bundesliga. MEN Sport understands that United’s transfer plans will accelerate in the coming weeks after securing their spot in the next Champions League after a win against Leicester on the last day of the season.
Sancho prefers to return to Manchester and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a return to the Etihad stadium for the English international. Reports in Germany suggest that the young man is said to be willing to move to Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp has also moved the Merseyside club away from speculation.
The independent They claim Sancho is approaching the move to Old Trafford after United and Dortmund have agreed on an initial wing fee. The German side is expected to accept an initial £ 60 million, but the deal is expected to hit the £ 100 million mark.
In addition, the report says discussions are still ongoing on how to structure the installments. Dortmund are now pushing for the deal to be completed, as they have scheduled Sancho’s departure and want their team to be finalized before returning to training on August 10th.
Elsewhere, United have been linked in a move to Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
Torres has been one of the La Liga’s most impressive defenders this season and is on Manchester City’s list of summer candidates, although an imminent move for Nathan Ake could see them lessen their interest.
Sports world They claim that the 23-year-old is a target for both United and Barcelona, but Villarreal is unwilling to move on the € 65 million valuation.
The report says United is not discouraged by the price and will actively pursue its signature.
MEN Sport understands that defense is not a priority for United in the next window as Solskjaer is happy with his options on the back.