Borussia Dortmund 'expecting Man United to make Sh14 billion transfer bid' for Jadon Sancho
GOSSIP & RUMOURS By Mirror | July 16th 2020
Borussia Dortmund are expecting Manchester United to bid £109million (Sh14 billion) for Jadon Sancho - but much will depend on the Red Devils' remaining Premier League results.
United's chances of landing Sancho rest on whether they qualify for the Champions League, according to reports from Germany - and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side visit Crystal Palace on Thursday with their top-four hopes on a knife-edge.
Sancho is believed to be Solskjaer's top target this summer, having scored 20 goals and provided 20 assists for Dortmund in all competitions this season.
But it was reported recently that United were only prepared to pay £50m for a player valued at more than twice that by his club.
However, they will be in a much better position to bid if they finish in the Premier League's top four - and Champions League football will also make United a more attractive proposition to the world's top players.
And with United in superb form heading towards the end of the season, Dortmund are braced for a club-record bid, according to German publication Bild.
Solskjaer's side go into the game against Palace in fifth place, but level on points with fourth-placed Leicester, who host Sheffield United earlier on Thursday.
A win over Palace would take United to within a point of third-placed Chelsea going into the final two rounds of Premier League games.
While a 2-2 draw with Southampton on Monday ended a run of five straight wins for United, the Red Devils are still unbeaten in 18 games and are also still in the Europa League and the FA Cup.
United's current club-record transfer is the £89m they paid Juventus for Paul Pogba four years ago.
But a move for Sancho would smash that - and United legend Neville believes it's a move they should make, even given the current form of Mason Greenwood on the right wing.
"Not signing a right-winger, thinking Greenwood would be out of the team is not the right way to look at it," Neville told Sky Sports.
" Manchester United have signed great players over the years to try and challenge other great players in those positions.
"Great players will challenge each other and make each other better, they'll improve, they'll find a way to get into the team.
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