Borussia Dortmund are expecting Manchester United to make their opening offer for Jadon Sancho in the coming days, according to reports in Germany. The Red Devils have been set a deadline of August 10 to complete the deal.
Dortmund are refusing to budge from their £108million valuation of Sancho which is proving an issue for United.
The Bundesliga side also want the transfer sorted before they jet out to Switzerland for their pre-season training camp next week.
If Sancho gets a seat on that plane then Dortmund will plan to keep hold of the England international for the 2020/21 campaign.
However, German publication Kicker claim an offer is expected to be tabled by Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side ‘in the next few days’.
There has been rumours of talks ongoing behind the scenes but no formal approach has yet been made.
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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke also rubbished claims that intermediaries are being used to thrash out terms.
Kicker add that Ed Woodward is readying a package but it is not expected to be anywhere near Dortmund’s price tag.
The Red Devils have previously insisted they will not pay more than £50m up front but are willing to include a series of instalments and add-ons.
United legend Andy Cole recently endorsed any potential Sancho move, saying: “You’re always looking to bring in players.
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“There’s talk of Jadon Sancho coming in. Would he give Manchester United something different? Of course he would.
“I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Oh no, he’s not good enough!’ because of course he’s good enough.
“He’s got pace, he’s got the ability to go past players, score goals and create.
“I think ultimately all those kind of things are going to be down to financial issues coming out of COVID-19 – financially, it’s hit every football club.
“But Manchester United will undoubtedly look to strengthen and look to add to what they have.”
United are also looking at other targets with Solskjaer searching for a creative midfielder, centre-back and striker.
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