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Man United and Liverpool on red alert as Dortmund chief admits Sancho likely to leave in summer

Manchester United and Liverpool have been left on red alert after Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc admitted that Jadon Sancho is likely to leave the club this summer.

The England international has been on the radar of a number of Europe’s elite sides after his stunning displays in recent seasons for the German side, the forward having made the move to Westfalenstadion back in 2017 from Manchester City.

 

Following an initially slow start to life in the Bundesliga, Sancho sprung to life in the 2018/19 campaign and has since recorded 30+ goal contributions across all competitions in each of the last three seasons.

Such sparkling form had led to rumours of a move to Old Trafford last summer, although after very public and protracted negotiations, the deal fell through, with United unwilling to meet Dortmund’s £108m asking price.

After failing in their pursuit last year, they will have been given renewed hope of securing his signature after Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitted that the club has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the 21-year-old.

“We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions,” Zorc told ARD.

“He’s been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling [Haaland].”

The former City man would add to an already exciting United attack and would likely fill the void on the right-flank, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been forced to rotate between the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James on that side, all of whom are potentially better suited elsewhere.

According to the Mail, the Red Devils won’t be the only ones excited by this news, however, with bitter rivals Liverpool also in the running for his signature, amid continued speculation over the future of star man Mohamed Salah.

While Sancho could be up for grabs this summer, Zorc insisted that no such agreement exists with the highly-sought-after Erling Haaland, the Norwegian hotshot seemingly at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war between a number of Europe’s elite clubs.

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