Manchester United are said to be aspiring to have Jadon Sancho ready to play for the club by the time the Premier League’s inaugural match against Crystal Palace. The Red Devils are still stuck in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal that would put them above the club’s record of 89 million pounds paid to Juventus for Paul Pogba’s signature in 2016.
United are believed to have made headway on agent fees yesterday, something that was holding back the deal’s progress.
Having said that, the main problem for Manchester United has always been the fee agreement with Borussia Dortmund.
The German club has been pretty clear the whole time that it will not negotiate a lower figure and that £ 108m must be paid in full this summer.
So far, United has yet to make official bids and have threatened to move away from the table.
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United’s Premier League campaign was due to kick off this weekend in Burnley, but they were given an extra week to prepare after their Europa League campaign last season, which lasted until August.
The club is now preparing to face Aston Villa in a friendly behind closed doors and out of the spotlight.
Dean Smith’s side did the same last weekend when they beat Arsenal 3-2 as they prepare for their season opener at home against Sheffield United.
Christian Falk from Bild recently claimed that Sancho might have to force a move this summer, but that’s unlikely given that he recently signed a contract extension with Dortmund.
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“It’s important for United fans to know that he still wants to go to Manchester United,” he said on The Beautiful Game Podcast.
Before adding: “Dortmund knows that there is a big promise, if the club pays the price and pays 120 million euros he can leave.
“He has already agreed to United so there are no other clubs for him.”
Dortmund’s Bundesliga campaign also begins on September 19 when he faces Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park.
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