Manchester United are reportedly the clear front-runners in the transfer race for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
As the England international is expected to leave Dortmund this summer, United are said to be interested in adding him to their squad over the coming months, but we’re not the only Premier League club looking with a keen eye.
Sancho’s future has been the subject of much speculation for a while now, having set the Bundesliga alight in the last couple of seasons, and yesterday we brought you an update from journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft which brought positive news for both United and Liverpool.
However, a more recent from The Telegraph explains that Man Utd are in pole position to sign the 19-year-old in a deal that is expected to be a record transfer for a Premier League outfit.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) March 2, 2020
Credited with the exclusive story is Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike).
That means Sancho will cost more than the £89.3m paid by United for Paul Pogba back in 2016.
If the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford this summer, which we have to say is likely, the money received should go towards landing Sancho.
Sancho would be a superb signing for United and with Bruno Fernandes the pair could light up the Premier League — to a point that it would be enjoyable for neutrals to watch.
Chelsea are another club that has been linked with Sancho in the past, as per France Football, so this will come as a blow to them too.
Frank Lampard would have wanted Sancho, but Chelsea appeared to settle for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, who will be at Stamford Bridge next season.
As for Liverpool, they seem to be pushing hard for German striker Timo Werner. I can’t see them meeting Sancho’s transfer and wage demands.
Moreover, BVB’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has told BBC Sport that Sancho is “very happy” at Dortmund.
“I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future,” Watzke said. “In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave.”
But Watzke admitted it is “not clear what will happen.”
“We have a very confidential relationship between us and him and his agents,” he added. “We will discuss it.”
He also made it clear that Dortmund will not be swayed by the size of any offer they may receive for Sancho, which we’re calling as a bluff!
“It’s not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund.
“We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jason than without Jadon.”