Jadon Sancho has hailed transfer speculation that met him at St George’s Park after Manchester United took their first step of the summer to sign him.
the TBEN report United had a £ 67million offer for the England winger turned down by Borussia Dortmund.
It is understood that Dortmund, which placed a Valuation of £ 108million on the 21-year-old last summer, wants to move closer to £ 77.5million, with an additional bonus payment of £ 4.25 million in addition.
Journalist Simon Stone also suggests that Dortmund want the fees over a period of up to four years, while United forecast a five-year deal.
This has left United John Murtough thinking about his next move and whether to increase their offer.
According to Mercato on foot, however, United have already started to prepare another offer.
Thursday, German publication Bild reported that United had made a £ 60million offer for the England star.
What is clear is that United are much closer to Sancho landing than they were at any time last summer.
Fabrizio Romano suggests Manchester United are “working hard” on a deal for Sancho.
The transfer expert says: “Everyone involved in the negotiations is now confident, but cautious after what happened a year ago.”
United have reportedly agreed to personal terms with Sancho, while all agent fees have also been agreed. He leaves United and Murtough to agree on a fee with Dortmund to keep the transfer going.
And given the BVB position last summer, it will certainly be on the German club’s terms. United will therefore need around £ 80million to put Sancho in a red shirt.
Sancho has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 transfer target for the past 18 months and speaking of Thursday’s discussion the player has been calm.
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Sancho “cool” on speculation
“I’m cool about it,” Sancho said speakSPORT. “There will always be speculation, especially when you’re doing well.
“It’s just the way you handle it on the pitch. You have to keep doing what you are doing, if you keep doing it I’m sure that won’t be a problem.
“The main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on right now.”
Sancho’s form for Dortmund over the past three seasons has been impressive.
He has scored 37 goals and recorded 41 assists playing off in the Bundesliga and he is hoping to add to his 19 England caps at Euro 2020.
When asked if he would rather not have any speculation leading up to a major tournament, Sancho replied: “I don’t really watch him.
“When I’m during the season, I always focus on myself and the team because it’s the most important thing we can do.
“When I’m on the pitch, I always give it my all and try to create what I do on the pitch, which is goals and assists. I try to work hard.
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