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Manchester United want to sign Jadon Sancho before Euro 2020

But they won’t need to go back in time

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Manchester United are reportedly keen to finalise a transfer for Jadon Sancho before the rescheduled Euro 2020 championship kicks off, according to Bild.

United were interested in the 21-year-old winger last summer but were either unwilling or unable to meet the asking price of his current team, Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, and so he remained in Germany.

However the financial crisis has changed things at Dortmund and they are now believed to be wiling to do business at a fee United will stomach. They are aiming to secure the England international for a fee of roughly 90 million euros.

If United do want to get the deal done, then with the Euros 30 days away, there will be little time between the end of the season and the start of England’s training camp for the competition, which means that negotiations will have to be swift. Additionally, should Sancho impress in the tournament then it means that the asking price for the player could become far more expensive.

Additionally, by buying the player soon it gives Dortmund the chance to identify and sign a replacement, which would make them less likely to be obstructive for any sale.

Sancho left Manchester City as a teenager after being lured with the chance to get more time on the pitch and he has emerged with Erling Haaland as one of the most promising players in the world.

United are believed to be keen on bringing in a right winger for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and by signing Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani to another year at Old Trafford it means it is less pressing that the club need a new striker to help Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford in attack. Another area of the team that the Norwegian manager is keen to improve is in central defence, with a partner for Harry Maguire wanted.