Borussia Dortmund are said to want the future of Jadon Sancho resolved before their pre-season tour begins on July 23. That’s according to Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth, who claims Manchester United will need to move quickly after the European Championships to land their top target.
The Red Devils are already working hard behind the scenes to get an agreement in place with Dortmund but so far, that has proved testing.
Last year the two parties failed to reach an agreement despite weeks of negotiations.
United were consistently told it would cost them £108million to sign Sancho but their only bid came in at £90m.
The offer was laughed away by Dortmund who continued to hold firm but now they have dropped their price tag.
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“But the noises coming out of Germany suggest Dortmund will not budge on what we believe to be around £82million, with the majority of that front-loaded.
“If you remember last summer, Dortmund set a deadline for a deal to be done but Manchester United were not prepared to pay £108m.
“They didn’t want to be subject to any kind of deadline and this time it seems a little bit more relaxed.
“There is no public declaration but it is thought that Dortmund will want the sorted one way or another by July 23.
“That’s when they will go on a pre-season training camp and that’s the deadline that they set last summer as well.”
Sancho wants to return to England and would prefer to join United.
He has already agreed personal terms with the Red Devils meaning the club just need to agree on a fee with Dortmund.
Once that has been finalised, the wheels will be in motion for Sancho’s move to Old Trafford but for now he remains focused on Euro 2020 with England.