Manchester United’s hopes of signing Jadon Sancho have apparently been boosted as Borussia Dortmund make ‘contingency plans’ ahead of the potential departure of the winger.
Sancho’s future has been amongst the major talking points of the summer with the England international having been linked with a move to several leading clubs, though Manchester United remain the favourites to secure the signing of the 20-year-old.
Dortmund are prepared to sanction the sale of the youngster but are under no pressure to sell despite the financial impact of the coronavirus, with the Bundesliga side set to demand a fee that will smash the British transfer record.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 22, 2020
Despite no side having yet been willing to match the German side’s £100m asking price for Sancho, plans for next season have already been made, with a list of potential replacements being finalised as negotiations continue over the player’s exit.
According to the Telegraph, Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica has emerged as a potential successor to Sancho in the Dortmund attack, the Kosovo international having impressed in Germany’s top flight in recent seasons and viewed as a player with room for further improvement.
Dortmund have already began their summer recruitment with the free transfer signing of Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain and the arrival of teenager Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City, the latter having also been on the radar of United after touring the club’s facilities earlier this year.
Sancho, however, has remained the Red Devils leading target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks to add further quality to a side which has shown promise in recent weeks, with Dortmund’s future planning a positive indication that a compromise can be found on what would be a huge addition to the Premier League.
Sancho scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances for BVB this season.