United are said to be taking a ‘creative’ approach to the deal, with Sky Sports reporter James Cooper recently saying: “He’s the club’s No 1 target for the position that requires premium strengthening on the right flank of the attack.
“Though he could play anywhere across the front-line in a way that Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have all done from time to time especially during the post-lockdown games.
“The jostling has already started in earnest with Manchester United convinced the player would like to come to Old Trafford but at 20 years of age, Borussia Dortmund know they have an asset that will only grow in value so are aiming to strike a deal that reflects that.
“Ultimately, it’ll be about structuring things in the right way to get the transfer done and while it’ll probably mean United paying more than they want to, something that seems to be a transfer window tradition, there will need be some financial prudency – all indications are that this won’t be the summer of blank cheques.
“Just the fact that the shortlist for the position includes someone of the quality of Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman as a possible loan target, in case a Sancho deal doesn’t materialise, illustrates that Manchester United are prepared to think more creatively especially as Dortmund could be in a far weaker position next summer if they don’t want to play ball in the next few weeks.
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