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Jadon Sancho is linked with a move to Manchester United.

Manchester United and Chelsea to face off for Jadon Sancho

According to Sport1 (h/t SportWitness), journalist Ralph Honigstein has claimed that Manchester United have been given yet another boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils have admired the English international for some time now. Having unsuccessfully chased him last summer, we may have a better go at landing him this summer.

Honigstein has whittled down potential destinations for Sancho to just two clubs- Manchester United and Chelsea. He has effectively ruled out both Manchester City and Liverpool as rivals for Sancho’s signature.

Jadon Sancho was deemed too expensive by Manchester United
Jadon Sancho was deemed too expensive by Manchester United last summer

“In my opinion, only two English clubs are eligible for a Sancho transfer: Chelsea and Manchester United. His ex-clubs Man City and Liverpool, on the other hand, are not.”

He goes on to add that while United remain interested in the 21-year-old, finances regarding a potential deal could prove to be an issue. The Red Devils have not been immune to the coronavirus pandemic and Honigstein believes it can have ad adverse effect on our summer dealings.

“United have a need and think Sancho is great. The question is: How do the Red Devils want to afford the player? The Corona pandemic has hit United.”

The German however goes on to add an interesting twist to the Sancho pursuit. He believes signing the winger would help the Glazers offset some of the ill will directed at them as part of the European Super League backlash.

Liverpool and City are out of the running for Sancho

“Sancho could end up becoming a political issue: the Glazers are under enormous pressure after Super League history. You could try to appease the fans with a Sancho transfer.”

Good omens incoming?

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitted last week that the Germans are willing to sell Sancho if the right offer comes in.

One of the major issues facing our inability to sign Sancho last summer was Dortmund’s £100m asking price. It was since been revealed that the German giants are ready to accept a lower fee in the region of  £74-78m. Whether this is all the motivation United need to make their move remains to be seen.

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