Manchester United will lodge an £80million bid for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho next week, reports claim. The England international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target ahead of the summer transfer window. And the Red Devils manager wants Ed Woodward to get him in the door at the earliest opportunity.
Manchester United saw their hopes of FA Cup glory ended on Sunday night, with Chelsea beating them 3-1 in their semi-final clash at Wembley.
But, in the league, the Red Devils are on song.
United haven’t lost a top flight game since January and are on course to finish in the top four, securing Champions League football in the process.
Should they beat West Ham and Leicester in their final two games, they’ll be back rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite next term.
And the Daily Star say that, once Champions League qualification is secured, United will lodge a bid of £80m for the 20-year-old.
Woodward will, however, adopt a tough stance in negotiations.
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Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood were left out of the United side, with Daniel James and Fred getting the nod instead.
That decision backfired and Solskjaer said afterwards: “We picked a team today to give us the best possible opportunity to go through in the cup and be ready for Wednesday.
“It didn’t work today.
“We almost came to half-time, but we had to change when Eric had to come off but that will stand us in good stead for Wednesday. I picked a team today to go through.
“Eric is in hospital, going through all the routine checks and protocols. He got a cut in the back of his head as well. I don’t really know [about his condition], I haven’t heard, or spoken to the doctor about it. It had a big, big impact on the game.
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“Eric played well in the 42 minutes he stayed on and we conceded just after the restart there, which was very disappointing. Eric was a big part of us not having any chances against us, really.
“The blow to Eric’s head when Harry and Eric stayed down for a long time, we seemed to lose concentration for a little while and losing the goal straight after had a massive impact on the game.”
Sancho isn’t United’s only transfer target for the summer window.
Solskjaer is also eager to land Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, believing the playmaker has the potential to be a big Old Trafford hit.
They have missed out on Jude Bellingham, however, with the 17-year-old moving from Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund instead.
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