Borussia Dortmund think Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window, reports say. The England international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target, having enjoyed a terrific campaign in the Bundesliga. And while Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona have all been linked it’s the Red Devils who appear in pole position to secure the teenager’s signature.
Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has been a sensation at the Westfalenstadion ever since his arrival from Manchester City in 2017.
He’s scored 14 Bundesliga goals this season and contributed 17 assists, too, to establish himself as one of the best attacking players on the planet.
His fine form has sparked interest from Manchester United, with Solskjaer determined to bring the forward to Old Trafford.
And 90Min say Dortmund – and the Red Devils – think Sancho will be returning to England with Solskjaer’s side this summer.
A source is quoted as saying: “This is a stand-off between the two clubs, Dortmund are letting United know that they don’t have to sell and won’t be forced into it.
“Whilst United are insistent they won’t pay too much in the current climate.
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“Despite the recent waves, the expectation from both sides is that this deal will get done – at some point this summer.”
United are willing to hand Sancho the No 7 shirt made famous by the likes of David Beckham, George Best, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo over the years.
It was most-recently worn by Alexis Sanchez, who is currently spending the campaign on loan at Inter Milan.
But United feel Sancho can fare better than the likes of Memphis Depay and Angel Di Maria if given the jersey.
Interest from the superpowers of Europe lingers, though.
Real Madrid have been linked as Los Blancos still hunt a sufficient replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed for Juventus in 2018.
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Barcelona are in the hunt, too, although their preference remains a double swoop for Neymar and Lautaro Martinez.
Bayern Munich are also in the picture – but Dortmund wouldn’t want to lose another prized asset to their fierce rivals.
While United are seemingly expectant regarding a deal for Sancho, Dimitar Berbatov has warned the Dortmund star to seriously consider his next move.
He told Betfair: “Sancho is unbelievable, he has 14 goals and 15 assists, it is unbelievable, and it speaks volume about the way he is developing, the speed, the goals, the passing and his eye for the pass.
“He isn’t selfish, if you have 15 assists it must be because you play the ball whenever you have the chance and someone is in a better position.
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“Sancho moved to Germany at a very young age and it looks to be paying off massively in the way that he is developing.
“That was maybe the best decision he has made so far, to go there and play because I think he, his agent and family knew he was good enough to play, so when someone isn’t giving you a chance at one place of course you go and find somewhere to play and it was a great decision on his part, he is developing and now big teams are coming after him.
“I don’t know if now is the right time for him to go to Manchester United.
“I have mentioned it before, I have my doubts here because at United there’s Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.”
As well as Sancho, United are also targeting Moussa Dembele, Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish this summer.
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