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Borussia Dortmund respond to Man Utd’s new Sancho transfer bid as the Reds given deadline to complete the star signing

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Borussia Dortmund feel as though Manchester United’s new transfer bid for Jadon Sancho is ‘something to work with’, it has been claimed.

The Red Devils have tabled a £75million bid for the England international. And though a deal is nearing completion, much negotiating is still needed.

And they’ve made a fresh bid today, lodging an offer in the region of £75million to finally bring the England international to Old Trafford.

So determined is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to land the 21-year-old he’s ordered the club get a deal done, instead of focusing on potential alternatives.

But, while that’s the case, Dortmund seem to be unwilling to accept at the current moment in time.

When asked whether the bid would be accepted, BBC Sport journalist Constantin Eckner has claimed Dortmund feel it’s ‘something to work with’.

“The narratives differ depending on who you ask,” he said on Twitter.

“Dortmund: We have received our first bid. That is something to work with, although it doesn’t quite fulfil our demands.”

In a separate tweet, Eckner then aded: “We made our first offer over a week ago and tried to get it over the line before the Euros. We have improved the offer with a slightly higher guaranteed fee and more achievable add-ons. The total sum is slightly below €90m.”

Add-ons mean United are willing to spend big on Sancho, making him one of their costliest signings of all time.

Should all conditions be met the overall package would be closer to £81.5m – making him the club’s second most-expensive recruit.

The fee is still less than the £89m United forked out on Paul Pogba back in the summer transfer window of 2016, a deal that saw him become the world’s most expensive footballer.

But it would be more than the £80m they agreed to pay Leicester upon snapping up Harry Maguire two years ago.

United have never spent more than £150m in a single transfer window under the Glazers but recent comments made by co-owner Joel Glazer suggest they’re ready to back Solskjaer this summer.

“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” he said.

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.

“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process.”

Solskjaer, meanwhile, was up front about United’s need to strengthen when speaking in the aftermath of their disappointing Europa League final defeat to Villarreal last month.

Instead of trying to paper over the cracks, he instead made it clear further signings were essential for his side to evolve.

“I’ve been delighted with the effort, the desire, the determination of all of the players, I can’t fault them at all,” Solskjaer said.

“We’ve probably done as well as anyone could imagine.

“We are here now, we need to do better, we need to work better, work harder, cleverer. But as I said two or three players to strengthen the starting XI and the squad all together is important for us to go even further.

“Because I’m sure our contenders or challengers will also want to improve and we want to improve as much as we can.”

Sancho isn’t United’s only target for the summer window.

Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos have been linked as defensive targets, while speculation over Jack Grealish, Declan Rice, Kieran Trippier and Cristiano Ronaldo remains ongoing. 

Manchester United given 21-years old transfer deadline.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly set Manchester United a deadline for any deal to take place involving Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old for a second summer transfer window in a row, with the latest reports claiming that they have returned with an improved offer after seeing their initial approach turned down.

Man United officials are understood to be confident of bringing Sancho to the club this summer, despite Dortmund so far refusing to budge from their asking price of more than £80m.

Personal terms and a five-year contract are thought to have already been agreed, but German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten reports that Dortmund have now set Man United a deadline of the middle of July to come to terms over a transfer fee.

BVB employed similar tactics in last year’s negotiations, with Man United ultimately missing the deadline they set out on that occasion and subsequently missing out on the player.

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Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward

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Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix has endured a difficult start to the season for Atletico and is yet to score in five starts in the league.

Last season wasn’t much better for Felix, only managing 24 league starts.
With competition up top including French international Antoine Griezmann, Felix is often used as a rotation option under Diego Simeone.

Now, according to Fichajes, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all interested in signing the striker.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea will need to find a long-term replacement for their current first-choice strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both reaching the latter stage of their careers for their respective clubs, so bringing a player with a similar age profile to Felix would be a smart move.

A move to Arsenal may not benefit Felix’s development as much, with Gabriel Jesus performing exceptionally well for the North London club and still only 25 years old.

 

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Manchester United transfer news RECAP plus fixture updates and Cody Gakpo latest

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Manchester United and fellow Premier League clubs are counting down the days until they can strike-up further business in the transfer market. Erik ten Hag welcomed six players to Old Trafford during his first window and they have all made their mark in the starting XI.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have all quickly become mainstays, while Antony broke a record set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he scored on Sunday night. That 2-1 victory over Everton also saw former Real Madrid player Casemiro handed his first Premier League start for the club.

Martin Dubravka was the other recruit, signing on a season-long loan from Newcastle.

With one eye on January and future windows, meanwhile, United are understood to still have Frenkie de Jong on their radar, while elite clubs from across Europe will be queuing up for Jude Bellingham should he decided to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the near transfer window.
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So good’: Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka react to display from £135m star Chelsea reportedly want to sign

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Jude Bellingham shined yet again last night for Borussia Dortmund on the Champions League stage, which received some interesting reaction from a Chelsea perspective.

England star Bellingham, 19, scored in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. It means the teenage midfielder has now scored in all four Champions League group stage matches so far this season

Afterwards, Bellingham posted on Instagram “more to do” following Dortmund’s midweek result in Europe.

There were some interesting replies in the comment section, especially from two current Chelsea stars.

“Another day at the office”, Reece James posted.

Carney Chukwuemeka added: “So, so good”.

Bellingham in Champions League

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Bellingham plays alongside plenty of Chelsea stars on the international stage with England, so let’s hope they can put in a good word to try tempt him to the Bridge.

He’s an all – action central midfielder that offers so much both offensively and defensively.

 

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