Manchester United have submitted a second bid of £72.5million for England winger Jadon Sancho.
Although United’s latest bid is still £5m short of Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of Sancho, a compromise is expected to be reached to allow the deal to go ahead.
United’s opening bid of £60m was rejected by Dortmund, but the latest offer is likely to accepted, with a potential £10m in add-ons attached to the fee.
Sancho is United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 transfer target this summer, after failing to land him last summer when Dortmund were demanding £110m for the 20-year-old.
But in the post-Covid transfer market, Dortmund have been forced to reduce their valuation of Sancho, with United now close to a figure that will be accepted by the Bundesliga club.
United have already agreed personal terms with Sancho, who is expected to sign a five-year deal – with the option of an extra year – on wages of around £250,000-a-week.
While there is still a gap in terms of United’s latest bid and Dortmund’s asking price, there is a willingness on both sides to get the deal done so all parties can move on.
Dortmund have gentleman’s agreement in place with Sancho, whereby he can leave if their valuation is met, with that moment edging closer with United’s latest bid.