MANCHESTER UNITED are closing in on an £80million deal to buy Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The Old Trafford club made a £72m bid yesterday but they are prepared to
go to £80m to get their man.
Personal terms based on a five-year deal worth £350,000-a-week have already been agreed.
Despite reports of wrangling, United have long been comfortable about the transfer going through smoothly after a year-long pursuit of the England international, 21.
This time last year they embarked on a summer of bartering before refusing to meet an asking price of £110m from the Germans.
United also spoke to Erling Haaland before the Euros, but the Dortmund striker has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid.
Sancho has thrived at Dortmund after spending his youth career with Watford and then Manchester City.
In his last two seasons in the Bundesliga he has hit 36 goals and provided 40 assists in 82 games.
But he has only played six minutes of England’s three Euros group games so far, coming on as a substitute against the Czech Republic.
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Sancho has 20 England caps but has scored just three times for his country.
The winger last played in England in 2017, featuring for City’s under-18s.
His arrival on the other side of Manchester could be a boost in more ways than one, as the Red Devils look to climb above their rivals to win the Premier League next term.
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