Borussia Dortmund ‘anticipate £109m bid for star forward Jadon Sancho from Manchester United… should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side qualify for the Champions League’
- Manchester United are fifth in the Premier League with three games left to play
- Qualifying for the Champions League would allow United to pursue Sancho
- Borussia Dortmund are preparing for a lofty bid for the 20-year-old from United
- The England international forward scored 17 Bundesliga goals this season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently fifth in the Premier League table, ahead of a trip to Crystal Palace on Thursday night.
But should United qualify for next season’s Champions League, Solskjaer will move for top target Sancho in a potential club-record deal, according to German outlet Bild.
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly expecting a £109m bid from Man Utd for Jadon Sancho
Yet any move for Sancho depends on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finishing in the top-four
Dortmund are reportedly expecting a lofty bid for their 20-year-old forward, who will not want to drop down to the Europa League.
Sancho, who signed for Dortmund in 2017 for a measly £8m from Manchester City, is believed to be keen on a return to Manchester.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to pursue Sancho this summer, but needs the financial assurance qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition would bring.
Sancho, an England international with 11 senior caps to his name, has had another fruitful season for Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund.
He racked up 17 goals and 17 assists in the German top-flight in 32 matches for Lucien Favre’s side.
The England international has enjoyed another excellent season in attack for Dortmund
Due to the pandemic, Dortmund have a financial hole of more than £40m to fill, with a fee for Sancho set to wipe out that deficit in one swoop.
The Bundesliga outfit already appear to be planning for life without him, having secured a £22.5m deal for Birmingham City forward Jude Bellingham.
They beat off competition from the likes of United and rivals Bayern Munich to secure services of the 17-year-old.
Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham has reportedly agreed a deal to sign for Dortmund
Meanwhile in the top-four race, with three games to go for both Leicester and United, the situation is incredibly tight.
The Foxes, tied on 59 points with United but with a superior goal difference, host Sheffield United on Thursday before a tricky trip to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
United have Palace and West Ham to play, before what could be a final-day decider between the two sides at the King Power on July 26.
Current occupants of third, Chelsea, are not home and dry yet either – four points clear having played a game more, they still have to travel to champions Liverpool and host Wolves on the final day.