Manchester United are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer, according to reports.
The Red Devils were in talks to sign the England winger for most of last summer, but failed to secure a deal with the German side, who refused to give up their asking price of 108million. pound sterling.
This week, Sportsmail reported that United – still injured after their Europa League final loss to Villarreal – are fielding Sancho in an attempt to strengthen the squad and turn them into trophy winners, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the placing him at the top of his rank. wish list.
Manchester United is the most realistic destination for Jadon Sancho (L), with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) putting him at the top of his wishlist
And Old Trafford is the “most realistic” destination for Sancho as a number of teams prepare to draw him from the Bundesliga, according to Sky Sports.
Sancho has plenty of admirers across Europe, according to the report, although United are leading the line for him – with Dortmund ready to listen to offers from their star midfielder as the match opens. transfer window.
They have not yet named their prize for him, he continues. but the asking price will be “significantly lower” than the fees charged last summer, and may be willing to let it go for around £ 80million.
If Sancho left, Dortmund would have a handful of targets who could replace him – including Lille’s Jonathan Ikone and Monaco star Sofiane Diop, Sky adds.
Borussia Dortmund are ready to let England winger go this summer at the right price
Solskjaer is looking for up to four new players to revamp his squad after the disappointing display in Gdansk, which his side lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
The Norwegian played his best starting lineup, but the lack of quality options on his bench was telling as he failed to substitute for ten minutes into added time.
Sportsmail understand that United are also looking for a center-back to play alongside Harry Maguire and were impressed with Villarreal’s Pau Torres in the final, as they retain and focus on long-term target Raphael Varane .
Speaking after the conclusion of the Premier League season, Solskjaer stressed the need for the team to grow stronger if they are to compete with their rivals Manchester City for the title.
Solskjaer stressed the need to improve the playing team if they want to challenge
United’s flat performance in the Europa League final highlighted weaknesses in key areas
The city of Pep Guardiola beat them to the crown by a margin of 12 points.
“If you want to take up the challenge with them, we have to strengthen our squad,” said the United boss.
‘Congratulation to [City]. They have had a fantastic season, but I am very happy with my boys that we have reached the last 10 days with a City side ahead of us which is considered the best in Europe.
“We want to take the next step and we may need a few more to strengthen the team. “