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Exclusive: Development in Sancho saga as Dortmund line-up approach for his replacement

Manchester United have been heavily linked with signing Jadon Sancho from German side Borussia Dortmund for the best part of 12-months now. Despite a string of seriously impressive performances by youth product Mason Greenwood United still appear to be firm favourites to secure generational talent Sancho.

In what is set to be a very interesting summer of transfer incomings and departures, United are of course at the very forefront of the sport’s acquisition merry-go-round.

The luring of Sancho from his popular Bundesliga club could hang on a chain-like string of European transfers successfully being completed.

One of those crucial links in the chain is where the future of Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga may lie.

With the exciting winger’s Italian club putting a valuation of £25-£30m on his name, Stretty News reported back in May that United are one of the sides monitoring his situation.

United boss Solskjaer, like many other managers across Europe see Boga as a relatively cheap wide attacking option. Specifically in United’s case though, they view Boga as an ideal alternative to number-one target Sancho should any proposed move fail to materialise.

Today however, Stretty News have obtained information from a source very close to Boga who has confirmed that they’re expecting an official approach for the winger ‘within days’ from Italian side Napoli which they expect to be shortly followed up by Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

It is understood that among Napoli and Dortmund’s expected approach for Boga, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg also remain keen on the Ivorian winger.

With Borussia Dortmund actively seeking a right-footed winger this could be one of the clearest indications yet that the German side are beginning to plan for a future without their star-man Sancho.

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