We’re just a matter of hours into the January transfer window and the saga of the summer is already back in the headlines, with Manchester United reportedly ‘confident’ of succeeding in their protracted pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund winger throughout the summer but refused to meet the British transfer-record valuation placed upon the 20-year-old, the months of speculation resulting in little tangible progress on a mega-money deal.
Sancho has since suffered a downturn in form and is yet to score in 11 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, with United reportedly ‘confident’ they can land the England international at a reduced fee next summer.
According to 90min, the Premier League side are ‘undeterred’ by Sancho’s struggles this season and the winger remains high on the club’s list of priorities, with the Red Devils believing they can strike a deal for less than the £107m demanded by Dortmund last summer.
Sancho provided a staggering 17 goals and 16 assists in just 25 league starts last season and United believe the youngster is the perfect player to add to their attacking options, whilst the former Manchester City prospect is understood to be keen on testing himself in the Premier League.
Liverpool, Chelsea and former side City are all reportedly admirers but none have made their interest concrete, whilst it remains to be seen whether any of the continent’s leading clubs make an approach this summer following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the transfer market.
United have shown signs of progress this season and moved level on points with league leaders Liverpool following a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday, with the signing of Sancho viewed as an addition which can further accelerate an emerging side’s development, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting a quiet January window,