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Jadon Sancho ‘very likely’ to join Manchester United despite new stumbling block emerging

Manchester United are ‘very likely’ to complete a deal to sign Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

Sancho is again a top target for United this summer after the Red Devils failed to get a deal over the line in 2020. 

Borussia Dortmund wanted £108million for the winger last summer and United refused to pay that amount.

Dortmund have lowered their asking price for Sancho, with the England ace one year closer to his contract expiring in 2023.

However, United are still yet to offer what the Bundesliga side want.

Patrick Berger, German football writer for Sport1, claims Dortmund want a guaranteed sum of £77.49million (€90m) for Sancho.

United are some way off currently but Berger still expects a deal to be completed in this window.

That is despite both clubs also disagreeing on the timing of the instalments United will have to pay.

Berger tweeted: “Update: Jadon Sancho of course is not getting cheaper for Manchester United even though he was left out of England squad vs Croatia.

“#BVB still want €90m as guaranteed sum. There was a first #MUFC €70m offer (not a formal bid) that was part of negotiations.”

And in a follow-up tweet wrote: “Sancho: Add ons are not the main problem. It’s more about payment structures.

“Borussia Dortmund want short installment payment (3-4 years), #MUFC 5 years.

“I was told that the deal is not imminent but still very likely. All parties expect it.”

Speaking ahead of Euro 2020, Sancho said he pays no interest to speculation over his future.

“I’m cool about it,” he told talkSPORT. “There’s always going to be speculation, especially when you do well.

“It’s just how you handle that on the pitch. You’ve got to keep doing what you’re doing, if you keep on doing that then I’m sure that won’t be a problem.

“The main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on at the moment.

“I don’t really look at [the speculation].

“During the season, I always focus on myself and the team because that’s the most important thing you can do.

“Every time I’m on the pitch I always give it my all and I try to curate what I do on the pitch and that’s with goals and assists. That’s what I try to do and to work hard for the team.”

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