Manchester United have reportedly decided to match Borussia Dortmund’s valuation for Jadon Sancho, with negotiations now ‘in the final stretch’.
The Red Devils saw a £67million bid rejected earlier this week but now it appears they are ready to stump up the extra cash required to get the transfer over the line.
Last summer, Dortmund wanted around £108m for the winger off the back of his best-ever Bundesliga season.
Sancho hit 17 goals in 32 matches and also provided 16 assists.
But his form has since dipped meaning Dortmund have been forced to drop their asking price to around £80million.
United were hoping to close a deal before England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia this afternoon.
However, it looks like it may now have to wait until next week.
Nonetheless, Spanish outlet AS are reporting that United are now ready to pay up meaning the deal could be completed in a matter of days.
Negotiations are now believed to be in the final stages with the United ready to pay up.
They do remain cautious though and do not want to get carried away, particularly given how quickly things can change.
Personal terms are not expected to be a problem and Sancho wants to join United.
He was privately angling for the move in 2020 but was willing to respect his contract at Dortmund.
Dortmund are well aware that this may now be the time to sell Sancho.
Erling Haaland is expected to stay put for another season but Sancho will be allowed to leave.
It’s claimed Sancho will be offered a five-year deal by United that will keep him at the club until 2026.
He would be set to earn around £350,000-a-week, although those figures are per reports.
Gareth Southgate made it clear ahead of the tournament that he did not want transfer sagas distracting his camp.
Sancho’s focus remains on Euro 2020 but behind the scenes his representatives are continuing to discuss his potential move to United, who are edging closer to a club-to-club agreement.