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Manchester United still targeting summer move for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United look set to press ahead with an £80 million move for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer, according to reports. 

Sancho has been a standout performer for Dortmund this year, producing a string of impressive displays and goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League. He has managed to keep more established players, such as Christian Pulisic, on the bench.

Inevitably, this has led to rumours of other clubs looking to sign the England player in the summer. The rumour about United’s interest first surfaced some weeks ago, but it is continuing to gain traction.

The Independent is the latest to report United’s interest, saying that an £80 million bid is on the cards. It is thought Sancho fits the ethos of buying young talent in, and he would provide competition for the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Any such move would also likely hasten Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Old Trafford. The Chilean has struggled since he joined in January 2018, and could be allowed to leave, either on a permanent or season-long loan.

However, whether Sancho would come is open to question. He is enjoying life in Germany and may decide that another year starting regularly in the Bundesliga might be the best thing for his development.

History shows that while Dortmund may not want to sell, if the price is right they will do a deal.

Manchester United line up £70 million summer bid for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United have approached Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund about a potential move for winger Jadon Sancho, according to reports. 

Sancho, 18, has been a star for Dortmund this season, becoming a regular in the side and scoring 7 goals in 21 appearances the Bundesliga, along with a handful of assists. He has also kept Christian Pulisic out of the side, who will join Chelsea in the summer for £60 million.

Dortmund are said to want £70 million for the England star, according to The Sun. However, 15% of that would go to his previous club Manchester City, who inserted a sell-on clause when they sold him to Dortmund for £8 million back in 2017.

City also have an agreement where if a club comes into buy Sancho they can match the offer if they want to.

However, it is thought unlikely that Sancho would want to return to City, at least while Pep Guardiola is in charge.

Sancho would provide competition up front to United’s other young stars, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

Should Sancho come to United – and a move back to England would be tempting, despite him being happy in Germany – then it could hasten the departure of Alexis Sanchez, who has failed to recapture his best form since joining from Arsenal.

This is not the first time this rumour has surfaced. United are thought to be planning a rebuild of the squad and the summer and Sancho would fit the profile of player they are looking for. But much will depend on who is installed as permanent manager and who they want to bring in.

Manchester United consider £90 million summer bid for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United are watching the progress of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, with a view to making a bid to sign him in the summer.

Sancho has been a revelation at Dortmund since he joined the club from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. He has been a regular in the first team this season, making 19 appearances in the Bundesliga and scoring 6 goals, as well as providing another 2 assists. Indeed, he has kept Christian Pulisic out of the first team – who has agreed to join Chelsea for £58 million in the summer.

His form has also caught Gareth Southgate’s attention, and he gave him his full England debut last year.

Now considered one of Europe’s hottest talents, Sancho’s form has been noted at United. Despite not having a permanent manager in place, the club is planning its summer business. While a centre-back is a priority, a right-sided midfielder is also being sought and Sancho would fit the bill.

Dortmund are said to value the 18-year-old at £90 million. While they would be loathe to sell him, they have shown in the past – such as with the sale of Pulisic and Ousmane Dembele for £135 million to Barcelona – all players have a pricetag.

However, Manchester City have a buyback clause where they can match any accepted offer for Sancho. But it would seem unlikely that he would return to the Etihad Stadium while Pep Guardiola is still manager.

It is likely that other big European clubs will be also monitoring Sancho and would likely bid if United tried to tempt him from Dortmund.

But Sancho appears settled at Dortmund and whether he would want to move to City’s main rivals is not known.

Liverpool and Chelsea in race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic

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Premier League title-chasers Liverpool and Chelsea are both considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic this summer.

USA international Pulisic, 20, has not been a regular starter this season as Dortmund have stormed to the top of the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho providing him with competition for his place.

He is under contract with the German side until 2020, but has so far refused to open talks on extending his deal. This has led to speculation that he could be sold next summer, rather than risk losing him on a free the year after.

Pulisic has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The Express say that Chelsea have shown most interested in signing him. Liverpool had an £11 million bid for him knocked back in 2016, but are thought to still be interested.

He has expressed a desire to play in the Premier League. “England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play there.”

However, he added that he is happy in Germany at the moment. “As you can see we are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.

“Then when the times comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, then that’s when those things happen.”

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson named along with Wayne Rooney in England squad

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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has had his fine early season form rewarded with a first call up to the senior England squad, alongside Wayne Rooney, who will make his 120th and final appearance against the US.

Wilson, 26, has scored 6 goals in 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, helping to fire the Cherries to 6th place in the division.

He is yet another Southgate pick to have played in the lower divisions, starting out at Coventry City and spending time on loan at then Conference Premier sides Kettering Town and Tamworth, before moving onto Bournemouth.

Meanwhile Rooney will make his final appearance from the bench in a friendly against the USA on 15 November at Wembley. The match will be raising money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation. He will not be retained in the squad for England’s Nations League clash against Croatia on the 18th.

Elsewhere in the squad, midfielders Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli are back, having regained full fitness after missing the last round of games. Youngsters Mason Mount (Derby County) and Leicester’s James Maddison drop out to accommodate them. Everton defender Michael Keane is included for the first time in a year.

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho retains his place in the squad, as do uncapped trio Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) and Alex McCarthy (Southampton).

On the controversial selection of Rooney, England boss Gareth Southgate said: “I am still able to look to the future with the squad we’ve picked, but we’ve talked a lot about the history of the shirt. I think all the players respect Wayne’s contribution and that he deserves the best possible send-off.”

Southgate added that Wilson was selected due to his threat running in behind defences. “He’s been involved with either scoring or assists, with a high number of goals this season, so it’s a good opportunity for us to have a look at him and see how he fits into what we do, and for him to get a feel of working with the senior team,” he added.

There is still no place for the likes of fit-again Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, however.

The squad in full: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Lewis Dunk (Brighton ), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (DC United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Harry Winks (Tottenham).