Manchester United move closer to Jadon Sancho transfer after Jack Grealish U-turn


Jadon Sancho is Manchester United’s main target (Photo: Getty)

Manchester United are confident they will strike a deal with Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho after dampening their interest in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

Sancho, 20, was a target for United last summer but rejected a transfer to the club after his failure to secure Champions League football.

The former Manchester City midfielder is now keen to move to the Theater of Dreams after United’s third place and although there remains a difference in valuation between United and Dortmund, the Red Devils are “increasingly confident” of signing Sancho, according to Sky Sports.

Personal conditions shouldn’t be an issue as Sancho is keen on moving to Old Trafford and is reportedly in line for a big pay rise.

Dortmund want more than £ 100million for the 20-year-old, but United believe the Bundesliga giants should reassess their assessment given the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: An NHS heart logo is seen on Aston Villa's Jack Grealish shirt during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at London Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England .  (Photo by Justin Setterfield / Getty Images)

Grealish is valued at £ 75million by Aston Villa (Photo: Getty)

Solskjaer has been given a budget of around £ 140million to spend this summer and United will have to dissuade Dortmund from their assessment if they are to achieve other goals.

Grealish, 24, is keen on a move to Old Trafford, but United have cooled his interest since Villa demanded more than £ 75million for the midfielder.

United were prepared to pay an initial royalty of £ 45million with an additional £ 10million in workable add-ons.

However, Villa is determined to keep hold of their captain and do not want to lower the asking price.

This means United can do anything for Sancho and they might be willing to compromise on their current valuation, which is around £ 75-80million.

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