Man Utd working on finer details of Jadon Sancho deal with Borussia Dortmund focusing around the structure of payment and add-ons; Premier League club made improved second bid last week comprising a fee in excess of £75m; personal terms not expected to be a problem
Manchester United are in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of forward Jadon Sancho.
United have made two bids, the latest of which was made last week and comprised a fee in excess of £75m, closer to Dortmund’s valuation.
There is still work to do before an agreement is struck – notably the structure of payments. Dortmund the want majority of the fee paid up front with the rest in achievable add-ons.
Personal terms are not expected to be a problem as they were agreed when United went in for Sancho last summer.
Reports in Germany suggest Dortmund want a resolution before July 23, when the squad goes on a pre-season training camp.
Sancho’s contract runs until the summer of 2023 – something not lost on United as Dortmund don’t want to risk Sancho entering the final year of his deal.
Dortmund have a “gentleman’s agreement” with Sancho allowing him to leave if “certain conditions” are met.
There is an increased confidence from all parties a deal can be struck, and a willingness from all parties to get a deal done.
Dortmund are actively looking at replacements, with PSV’s Donyell Malen and Noni Madueke two players they have extensively scouted.