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Jadon Sancho fires back against online racist abuse and says ‘hate will never win’

In an Instagram post to his 6.4 million followers, the Borussia Dortmund winger said: “I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t see the racial abuse that me and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo received after the game, but sadly it’s nothing new”. The 21-year-old added: “As a society, we need to do better, and hold these people accountable.

“Hate will never win.”

Sancho, who will join Manchester United this summer in a £73million move, praised the achievements of Gareth Southgate’s side.

He said: “I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation in what has been a difficult 18 months for so many people.

“It’s been an honour as always representing England and wearing the Three Lions shirt, and I have no doubt we’ll be back even stronger.”

The post was warmly received by Sancho’s followers.

One Instagram user replied: “Keep your chin up, made the whole country proud”.

Marcus Rashford said in response to social media abuse: “I will never apologise for who I am.”

He said he has been “overwhelmed” messages of support left at a vandalised mural of the Manchester United forward.

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The Leader of the Opposition accused Johnson of giving racism the “green light” and stoking a “culture war” over the decision taken by Southgate’s squad to take the knee before their Euro 2020 matches.

The Prime Minister met with representatives from large social media companies, including Instagram and Twitter, on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle abuse on their platforms.

Johnson said he “made it absolutely clear to them that we will legislate to address this problem in the Online Harms Bill” and suggested they could face fines of up to 10 percent of their global revenues if they fail to get hate and racism off of their platforms.

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Jadon Sancho posts emotional statement on England penalty miss and addresses racist abuse

Jadon Sancho has written a lengthy and emotional statement addressing his penalty miss in England’s defeat by Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final and the racist abuse that sadly followed.

Sancho was brought on by Gareth Southgate in the final moments of extra-time to take a penalty in the shoot-out at Wembley.

But alongside Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, the 21-year-old winger could not find the back of the net.

Despite two saves from Jordan Pickford, England were beaten 3-2 on penalties after the 1-1 draw to finish as the tournament’s runners-up.

In the aftermath of the defeat, England’s three young penalty-takers were targeted by cowardly racists online.

Their treatment by a minority of the public has triggered an outpouring of support from the wider footballing community and sparked a debate over how to deal with racism on social media.

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“My first thought before going into any football match is always “How can I help my team?, how am I going to assist ? how am I going to score ? how am I going to create chances ? And that’s exactly what I wanted to do with that penalty, help the team.

“I was ready and confident to take it, these are the moment’s you dream of as a kid, it is why I play football. These are the pressured situations you want to be under as a footballer. I’ve scored penalties before at club level, I’ve practiced them countless times for both club and country so I picked my corner but it just wasn’t meant to be this time.

“We all had the same ambitions and objectives. We wanted to bring the trophy home.

This has been one of the most enjoyable camps I’ve been part of in my career so far, the togetherness of the team has been unmatched, a real family on and off the pitch.

“I’m not going pretend that I didn’t see the racial abuse that me and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo received after the game, but sadly it’s nothing new. As a society we need to do better, and hold these people accountable.

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“Hate will never win. To all the young people who have received similar abuse, hold your heads up high and keep chasing the dream.

“I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation in what has been a difficult 18 months for so many people.

“Much as we wanted to win the tournament, we will build and learn from this experience going forward. I want to say a massive thank you for all the positive messages and love and support that far outweighed the negative.

“It’s been an honour as always representing England and wearing the Three Lions shirt, and I have no doubt we’ll be back even stronger! Stay safe & see you soon.”

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Manchester United’s planned debut for Jadon Sancho as club prepare announcement

The Real Madrid star has just one year left on his current contract, making him an attractive target for the club.

United believe he’s the ideal person to partner Harry Maguire at the back, while also considering him to be an upgrade on the likes of Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

At right-back, they’re big admirers of Kieran Trippier.

They’ve already had one bid rejected for the Atletico Madrid star but could return with another by the time the transfer window slams shut.

And when it comes to bolstering their midfield, Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga is their main aim. 

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Ed Woodward ‘heavily involved’ in Man Utd signing Jadon Sancho as chief seals parting gift

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to entice Sanchi to Manchester last summer, Dortmund did the classy thing and struck a gentleman’s agreement with the player, stating he could leave this time around for the right price.

After several rejected bids, that price turned out to be £72.6million, potentially rising to £78m with add-ons.

Sancho will certainly bring something different to United’s attacking contingent, providing a throwback to the days where Reds wingers were assist-first, score later.

It will, however, bring uncertainty for the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Daniel James who could all see their minutes tumble as a result.

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Man Utd 'agree Jadon Sancho transfer fee' with Borussia Dortmund as deal nears completion

Manchester United have finally agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, reports in Germany now claim. The Red Devils have been locked in negotiations with the Bundesliga club for what feels like an eternity but the two parties are now ready to sign off the deal after finding common ground.

United have been working on the deal for way over a year now having tried to sign Sancho last summer and the winger has been on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar for nearly two years.

Back in October, United saw an offer of £90million rebuffed by Dortmund, who wanted up to £108m for the 21-year-old.

Sancho’s market value then dipped following a difficult campaign and Dortmund have been keen to demand closer to £80m since the end of last season.

Sky Germany now claim United have agreed to pay that after upping their offer.

Last week, United saw a bid in the region of £67million rejected by Dortmund but now they have agreed to pay an initial £75m with a further £5m in add-ons to follow.

However, the report states that while the clubs have agreed on a fee, they are yet to finalise the payment structure.

Dortmund have always been clear that they wanted a lump sum up front as opposed to instalments.

Manchester City are also expected to net around 15 per cent of the transfer fee after selling Sancho to Dortmund in 2017.

His potential arrival at Old Trafford could spell the end of Anthony Martial’s United career though with the club keen to move the Frenchman on.

They will invite offers for Martial this summer and would want to recoup close to £50million.

United are not expected to complete the signing of Sancho until after the European Championships.

Gareth Southgate has already made it clear that he does not want transfer sagas distracting his camp.

Despite that, it’s understood Sancho’s lack of minutes at Euro 2020 is unrelated to his future.

It’s been reported that Southgate has not been overly impressed by Sancho’s performances in training at St George’s Park.

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Man Utd make breakthrough in Jadon Sancho talks with '£80m transfer almost agreed'

Manchester United are finally close to agreeing a deal in principle to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, per reports. The Red Devils have been locked in negotiations with the German club for the past 10 days and now it’s understood they have finally shaken hands on the structure of the deal.

United’s efforts to sign Sancho stem as far back as last summer, when they launched a £90m bid for his services.

However, Dortmund were not willing to reduce their £108m valuation and held firm to keep hold of Sancho for another season.

The 21-year-old’s form has since dipped as Sancho endured his most challenging season yet in Germany since arriving in 2017, despite winning the DFB Pokal.

He registered eight goals and 11 assists in the Bundesliga having previously been involved in 36 goals the previous campaign.

Nonetheless, that has not put off United who are willing to make Sancho central to their future plans.

The Mirror are now reporting that United are set to pay £75million – plus an extra £5m in add-ons to land their top target.

Sancho has featured for just 10 minutes at the European Championships with England so far as his representatives continue to work on the deal in the background.

Before the Euros began, Gareth Southgate made it clear that he did not want transfer sagas distracting the Three Lions camp.

It’s believed that Sancho’s performances on the training ground are the reason why he hasn’t seen more action at the tournament, with his future not a factor in Southgate’s thinking.

The tricky and skillful forward will have to wait until after Euro 2020 to complete his move to United though.

It’s highly unlikely that he will undergo a medical during England’s preparation for the knockout stages.

Once his move to Old Trafford has been finalised, United are expected to reshuffle their attack.

Anthony Martial is expected to be transfer listed with United now keen to move the Frenchman on.

The former Monaco man has struggled for consistency despite being a favourite under Solskjaer and now United are actively looking to cash in.

Sancho’s departure from Dortmund could see Chelsea denied the chance to sign Erling Haaland this summer.

That’s because Dortmund do not want to lose both Sancho and Haaland in one transfer window and they would preferably like to keep the Norwegian for at least one more campaign.

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Man Utd could seal Jadon Sancho transfer ‘in the next days’ but Red Devils face problem

Manchester United are finally closing in on the signing of Jadon Sancho but are still yet to meet Borussia Dortmund‘s asking price, according to reports. The Red Devils have been admirers of the 21-year-old for some time and have reignited their pursuit of his services after launching a failed attempt to bring him to Old Trafford last summer.

United came agonisingly close but were unable to agree a fee with Dortmund, who stood firm in their desire to keep hold of the man from Camberwell.

He stayed in Germany as a result, going on to play a crucial role for his side last season with 16 goals and 20 assists in all competitions.

However, the 20-time Premier League champions are determined to follow through on their interest this time around and have acted quickly to negotiate a summer move for their long-term target.

Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for a number of weeks, but it seems as though a final agreement could soon be on the cards, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

It is claimed that all parties are confident of Sancho joining United ‘in the next days’, with the Red Devils looking to finalise add-ons and the structure of their bid.

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Despite this, their reported offer of £72.6million still falls short of the £81m wanted by Dortmund in order to part ways with the forward.

Although there is still work to be done for United, they are seemingly closer than ever to bringing former City prospect Sancho back to Manchester.

Personal terms and agent fees are said to have been rubber-stamped, with Dortmund of the persuasion that a deal could be on the horizon.

United’s decision to negotiate add-ons may well bring the value of their total package up to the Bundesliga outfit’s asking price, suggesting that Sancho’s long and painful transfer saga could finally be nearing its conclusion.

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The Red Devils are said to be eyeing a number of other additions this summer, with the capture of a new central defender to partner Harry Maguire also believed to be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s agenda.

However, United legend Gary Neville recently suggested that Sancho’s arrival would be all the Norwegian boss needs to mount a renewed Premier League title challenge next season.

“I think Sancho comes in on that right-hand side, with [Mason] Greenwood as a potential back-up,” Neville told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last month.

“Up front you’ve then got [Edinson] Cavani and Greenwood. On the left [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial, and then you’ve got [Paul] Pogba who could potentially fit there if he’s not playing in midfield.

“If you sign [Harry] Kane or [Erling] Haaland, which is what’s being mooted, I don’t think that works for Manchester United.

“[The policy of] allowing young players to emerge like Greenwood, making sure Rashford plays. [Donny] van de Beek can’t get a game. I think it’s Sancho and that’s their business done.”

United finished as Premier League runners-up last season, with City clinching the title in style after stretching to a 12-point lead over their bitter rivals.

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England team news leaked with Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho set for Czech Republic snubs

But they’re still to start at Euro 2020 and, despite the Three Lions already being through to the next stage of the tournament, it seems like they’ll have to wait a little longer.

While Mason Mount is isolating after coming into close contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour, it’s Jude Bellingham who will supposedly start instead.

And that will disappoint supporters who had hoped to see Grealish start, especially given his status as one of the team’s most entertaining players.

Regarding Sancho, the forward appears to be closing in on a move to Manchester United.

But Southgate, speaking recently, insisted he would be careful about how to use the 21-year-old – citing his lack of experience at major tournaments as a factor behind his stance.

“We’ve got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time,” he said after the Scotland game.

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Man Utd have Jadon Sancho agreement with Dortmund as £81.5m transfer nears completion

Manchester United have agreed to pay Borussia Dortmund most of their £81.5million asking price for Jadon Sancho up front, according to reports. The England international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main aim for the summer transfer window. And a blockbuster move to Old Trafford now seems close to completion.

Manchester United have admired Sancho for a number of years.

The club first tried to sign the England international from Manchester City in 2017, only to miss out to Borussia Dortmund instead.

And, since then, it’s been a similar story.

United thought they could get Sancho two years ago but, after failing to finish in the Premier League top four, swooped for Daniel James instead.

And they also missed out 12 months ago, walking away from a deal after Borussia Dortmund’s massive £108m price tag put them off.

Now, United are hoping to succeed when it comes to Sancho.

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And the Mirror claim they’ve agreed to pay Dortmund most of their £81.5m asking price for Sancho up front, rather than in instalments.

United have used structured payments to sign players in the past but the German side would prefer to bank a large sum all in one go so it can be used on potential replacements.

At last, United’s pursuit of Sancho appears to be nearing completion.

And he’s not the only player the club are hoping to land in this summer’s transfer window, with Solskjaer also eyeing reinforcements in multiple other departments.

Up top, a return for Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t been ruled out.

The Juventus star already appears to have said goodbye to the Serie A giants, who are determined to get him off the wage bill following the return of Massimiliano Allegri as manager.

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Ronaldo previously spent six successful years at United, winning every major trophy including the Champions League crown in 2008 and three straight Premier League crowns.

And with Solskjaer keen to use Edinson Cavani carefully next term, it’s possible United will go after the 36-year-old despite him entering the twilight years of his career.

At the back, Raphael Varane is their main aim.

However, there has been speculation from Spain that United are also in the mix to sign Sergio Ramos – who will be available on a free transfer following his release from Real Madrid.

At right-back, Kieran Trippier is wanted to help Aaron Wan-Bissaka improve.

And, when it comes to the central midfield areas, United have interest in West Ham’s Declan Rice and Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish.

Speaking earlier this month, meanwhile, United owner Joel Glazer vowed to back Solskjaer on the transfer front and turn the club into a major force again.

“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” he said.

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.

“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process.”

And he then added: “It [debt and dividend payments] has never stood in the way of us pursuing players or transfers on the pitch.

“We may have walked away from transfers at times because the other side wanted an outlandish number. And while it’s easy to pay it that one time, it does have consequences.

“You do it once and the next person expects it, and then the next person expects it. And that’s not good, ultimately, for the club. So, we think that we’re able to accomplish all these things and still have.

“We’re going to keep investing on the pitch, which we did last year, and we plan on doing it meaningfully this year. So, we feel that we’re in a good spot.”

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Man Utd make improved £75m Jadon Sancho transfer bid as Dortmund set out terms for move

Manchester United have submitted an improved £75million bid for Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to land his top target ahead of the new season, according to reports. The 21-year-old has been on the club’s radar for some time and could finally make the switch to Old Trafford this summer after the Red Devils failed in their efforts to secure his services a year ago.

United pushed hard to sign Sancho last summer but were unable to meet Dortmund’s reported nine-figure asking price which ultimately poured cold water on their hopes of a deal.

The England man stayed in Germany as a result and went on to play a significant role in helping the Bundesliga heavyweights to achieve Champions League qualification and seal their fifth DFB-Pokal triumph.

Sancho chipped in with 16 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, earning a place in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for Euro 2020 in the process.

United have rekindled their interest in the Camberwell native ahead of the new campaign, with Solskjaer keen on adding a top-class winger to his ranks in order to aid a renewed Premier League title challenge.

Sancho is said to be a priority target for the 20-time champions, who acted on their desire to bring the former City starlet back to Manchester with a formal offer, according to German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten.

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And it is now believed that United have returned with a second bid for the player, with personal terms said to have already been settled.

However, the offer reportedly fails to match Dortmund’s valuation of £81.6million plus bonuses, a figure that is understood to be non-negotiable.

Sancho’s current employers want the situation to be resolved by mid-July at the latest, suggesting that United could miss out on his signature once again if they fail to strike a deal at club level within the next four weeks.

It seems as though Dortmund are planning for life without the forward after reportedly identifying PSV Eindhoven teenager Noni Madueke as a potential replacement.

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It remains to be seen whether United will be able to complete a move for Sancho this time around, but the Old Trafford club appear determined to follow through on their interest after years of admiring the player from afar.

Solskjaer’s side have looked two or three players short of being able to challenge City for the Premier League title in recent outings, and the addition of Sancho would see the 47-year-old benefit from the additional star quality at his disposal.

However, former Liverpool forward John Barnes recently suggested that United will struggle to return to the summit even if they manage to land the Dortmund winger this summer.

“They’ll still be inconsistent,” Barnes told Bonus Code Bets earlier this month.

“Manchester United’s problem hasn’t been their attacking play and scoring goals. They’ve got [Edinson] Cavani, [Mason] Greenwood, [Anthony] Martial, [Marcus] Rashford, [Bruno] Fernandes and [Paul] Pogba, they’re all good attackers.

“Sancho will add to that, but their problem is that they’ve not been consistent enough and they’ve conceded goals and lost matches because they’re not strong enough defensively.

“It’ll be a good signing for them – a young English player which is what you want in the squad. But I don’t think it will make them challengers.

They’ll be in the top four, but they’re not consistent enough and they haven’t got the right balance between attack and defence to compete with Manchester City or Liverpool.”

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