Borussia Dortmund have lowered their asking price for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
While other positions such as centre-back and defensive-midfield are likely to be prioritised, a first-team ready right-winger remains on the manager’s wish list, with Sancho being the ideal target.
United are huge admirers of the 21-year-old, having failed in three previous attempts to sign him, and the Manchester Evening News reported in April that the club are refusing to rule out making a fresh approach this summer.
Sancho was United’s top target last summer but they failed to reach an agreement with the England international’s representatives or convince Dortmund to lower their asking price, thought to be north of £100million.
However, according to German outlet Sport1, Dortmund have internally agreed to decrease their price tag this year to the region of €85-90m, due to the financial losses the club has suffered throughout the pandemic.
However, it’s added, that any deal will once again have to be completed prior to the start of Dortmund’s pre-season training camp, which is expected to begin at the end of July.
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Dortmund publicly set a similar deadline last summer and refused to change their position once the date came and went without a deal being concluded.
Meanwhile, United have reportedly compiled a three-man short-list to replace Paul Pogba should he depart this summer.
The Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford expires in 2022 and, though he is currently enjoying the finest spell of form during his time at Old Trafford, an extension is yet to be agreed.
The Mirror reports that if United are forced to sell Pogba to avoid losing him for free than West Ham’s Declan Rice, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez are on their list of potential replacements.