Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United’s number one target in the summer transfer window and the Red Devils are still optimistic of being able to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been relentlessly linked with a move to bring the Englishman to Old Trafford this summer as United look to add to his attacking options ahead of next season.
The 20-year-old has long been touted as a possible target for the Red Devils this summer, but despite the speculation, United have not been able to announce a deal to bring him in yet.
Time and again, the Bundesliga club have said publicly that they are planning to start the new season with the winger and have no intention of selling him this summer, but the speculation linking the attacking young talents with United has continued nonetheless.
Now, Sky Sports News reporter Cooper has explained how agreeing a fee for the England International with the German club would be the more simple part of getting a deal done, and that sorting out the player’s wages and agent fees is likely to prove more of a challenge.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Cooper said: “Jadon Sancho remains their number one target and there’s still optimism that a deal can be done with Borussia Dortmund.
“In fact, that may prove to be the least treacherous part of actually bringing the player to Old Trafford in the coming weeks – the major hurdles remain Sancho’s wages and the agents’ fees that have been described as ‘outrageous’.
“Movements in these areas would allow a transfer to be unlocked and there’s still a lot of hope that a solution can be found to finally keep all parties happy, especially as there’s a belief Sancho would like to join Ole’s project.”
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