– Jadon Sancho has been a long-term target for Man United before Chelsea joined the race
– United came close to landing the England international but were put off by Dortmund’s asking price
– However, the German club are said to have lowered the winger’s valuation to give the Red Devils an edge of signing him
– The Blues are also thought to be eyeing a deal for Sancho, with Thomas Tuchel desperate to strengthen his attack
Man United are reportedly inching closer to finalising the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
United have been tracking Sancho for months now and came close to completing the transfer last summer but were put off by Dortmund’s £108m asking price.
Metro UK reports the German side have since lowered the winger’s valuation to around £100m, £20m of which is add-ons.
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The publication added the Red Devils attempted to structure the deal in a similar manner last summer, but Dortmund stuck to their guns.
Whereas United are understood to be the only side who were interested in the England international in 2020, rivals Chelsea are said to have also joined the race.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to be handed significant funds to invest in new signings following a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge.
The attacking department is among those Tuchel is desperate to strengthen, and had put Sancho on his wishlist for the role.
However, according to The Times, United are in the driving seat in the transfer race and are close to capturing the former Man City star.
The outlet added the Old Trafford dwellers feel vindicated on their decision not to concede to Dortmund’s demands last summer.
Sancho is expected to a long-term solution to United’s right-wing problem after Dan James failing to live up to his billing.
Youngster Mason Greenwood had initially laid claim to the position but the club see his future playing through the middle.
The development surrounding Sancho’s transfer came only days after it emerged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had prioritised it.
Holland’s coaching crew have been hoping that Donny van de Beek would recover in time for the tournament, but it has now been confirmed that the former Ajax star will not be available.
According to the report on Independent and GOAL, Frank De Boer who is the coach of the Holland national team has made it clear that he won’t call any replacement for injured Donny van de Beek.