Manchester United agreeing Jadon Sancho transfer fee may not be as it seems

Manchester United had reportedly agreed an initial bid for Jadon Sancho.

Reports circulated on Friday that Manchester United had agreed an initial £60million fee with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho and all that was left to sort was how the remaining £30m or £40m would be paid in instalments.
Sancho is keen to return to the Premier League, three years after he left Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the England international his top priority signing this summer.
The Independent claimed a deal was close to being struck as both clubs were happy with £60m in cash being paid up front.
But former Norwegian striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who now works in the German media, claims suggestions of an agreement are false.
"Reports in England saying that Man Utd have made a deal with Dortmund of 60 million Euro initial fee plus instalments are not true," the former Swindon and Sheffield United star tweeted.
Jadon Sancho
Man Utd are closing in on a deal to sign Jadon Sancho (Image: GETTY)
"No offer on the table, deadline 10th of August."
He added in a separate tweet: "No agreement YET. Total amount 120mill euro.
"Negotiations around how high initial fee/how many instalments/over how many years."
However, it is not all gloom for United as Fjortoft believes the transfer will go through before the deadline.
"But I understand that: VERY likely that Sancho will leave Dortmund," he wrote.


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  • "VERY likely that his next club is Manchester United."
    Meanwhile, former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson thinks the Red Devils would be better investing in other areas of the squad.
    "I don't think they need Jadon Sancho at £90m or £100m," he told Sky Sports.
    "They need another centre-half, in fact they probably need two centre-halves as cover for Harry Maguire.
    Borussia Dortmund slapped a £100m price tag on the Man Utd target (Image: GETTY)
    "Maybe they need a centre forward. But I don't think you win the league with Anthony Martial playing up front - even though he's been brilliant and scored goals.
    "But where are you getting a centre forward from? Every club in the world wants one. If they have the money, I'd go £120m for Harry Kane.
    "If they get him and centre-half, they'd be massive players in the Premier League next season."

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