Manchester United have reportedly made an improved bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as they close in on their long-term target.
What’s the story?
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils have tabled an offer in excess of £75m for the England international, with a change of structure also included in the proposed bid.
United’s initial approach for Sancho was believed to be £67m upfront plus around £8m in add-ons. The German giants are yet to respond, although it’s believed all parties are keen to get this deal over the line.
Fans will be buzzing
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been pursuing Sancho for the last 12 months after his move to Old Trafford collapsed last summer.
It seemed as though the Dortmund ace would be arriving at Old Trafford prior to the 2020/21 campaign until Ed Woodward baulked at the £108m asking price.
However, a move to the 20-time English champions now appears to be inevitable. While on England duty at Euro 2020, he was asking if United’s current flock of national team stars have been quizzing him over his potential arrival while on international duty.
“I feel like that’s with a lot of players because we’re all such great young talents and, you know, when you do well – again, like I said – speculation is always going to come around.
“Again, I just tell the boys, ‘look, I’m just focused on football at the moment’ and we just focus on the Euros, step by step.”
News that United are making progress with their attempts to sign Sancho will surely have the club’s supporters buzzing.
His arrival in the red half of Manchester could help propel the Red Devils back to their former glories and spark a title challenge for Solskjaer’s charges next season.