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Report: Manchester United ‘confident’ of signing Jadon Sancho

Manchester United are becoming increasingly confident of securing a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

The England international has emerged as one of United’s top targets for the summer window, with the 18-year-old having shone since arriving in German football.

No player in Europe’s top five leagues has more assists than Sancho’s 12, with the winger having established himself as one of footballs most exciting talents at the Westfalenstadion.

The Evening Standard are now reporting that United believe they can convince Dortmund to part with their prized asset this season, and are confident of securing a deal in the region of £80m for the player despite reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017, having seen his path to the first-team blocked, and it is believed Pep Guardiola’s side placed a no ‘United’ clause in the deal similar to the one inserted in Brahim Diaz’s transfer to Real Madrid.

Former City youngster Diaz joined the Spanish side in January, with the Premier League champions so concerned he may end up at their city rivals that they placed an inflated sell-on clause in the deal.

Guardiola’s side are entitled to 15% of any future fee for the youngster, though this will rise to 40% if the buying club are United.

City do have a buy-back option on Sancho, though they seem unwilling to spend what would likely be a fee in excess of £80m to bring the talented teen back to the Etihad.

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