Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United has edged a step closer – with Borussia Dortmund reportedly willing to accept an initial £60million fee.
The Bundesliga giants kick-off their pre-season preparations for the 2020-21 season in less than two weeks.
And with the club keen to resolve Sancho’s future one way or another, in order to line-up a replacement if needed, they’re said to have accepted a cut-price sum.
United finally look set to land their No1 target after a year-long pursuit.
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And having once demanding over £100m, Dortmund are said to be willing to accept £60m plus add-ons, say The Independent.
However, the additional, incentivised fees could see the overall transfer fee rocket beyond £100m.
Sancho, 20, cost Dortmund just £7m from Manchester City in 2017.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have both been linked with the England star in recent months.
However, neither club are willing to spend heavily on one single player – with Los Blancos seeing the value of their club drop by over £200m due to coronavirus.
Dortmund are said to want to avoid entering a long-winded transfer “saga”.
And ESPN claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also wants to avoid a protracted purchase.
Last summer was filled with swirling rumours about Harry Maguire’s future, with his eventual transfer fee reaching £85m.
Solskjaer is hoping a quick negotiation will see Sancho landed for just £60m this summer.
This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission.