Manchester United are ‘close to reaching an agreement’ with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, according to AS.
Two days ago, Bild reported the Red Devils have made the ‘first, official offer’ of nearly €70m, but their proposal for the winger was turned down by BVB because it’s not meeting their demands.
Since then, there’s been multiple claims made both in Germany and England about the Bundesliga side rejecting the Old Trafford club’s initial offer.
Dortmund, who demanded €120m for the England international in 2020, have lowered their demands to €90-95m for Sancho this summer.
AS state the difference between the supply and demand has narrowed as they claim OIe Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are ‘willing to offer’ the €95m fee demanded by the German club, and this is likely to include bonuses.
With the negotiations between the two clubs ‘close to being closed’, the idea is to seal the deal in the ‘next few hours’.
The report adds the ‘negotiation is in final stretch’, but it’s ‘not closed’. All parties involved are ‘cautious about the possibility of a change of plans at the last minute’.
One may find it a bit odd for Spanish newspaper AS to carry this report, but it’s worth noting the journalist, Álvaro de Grado, is based in Manchester as per his Twitter profile, and they state it’s their own information.
If the deal is actually close to being completed, then more reports, from England and Germany can be expected.