Jadon Sancho to Man Utd: Dortmund agree on tactic, shirt number reserved, Solskjaer chat

Jadon Sancho continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have just a month left of the transfer window to go to thrash out an agreement with Borussia Dortmund. So Express Sport will now take a look at the latest news and gossip regarding a potential deal for the 20-year-old.

Dortmund agree on tactic

According To Bleacher Report, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to go about Sancho negotiations in a ‘more respectful manner’.

It’s claimed the Red Devils felt too much was being leaked during early stages of talks between the two clubs.

And that’s why things have gone somewhat quiet in recent weeks, certainly compared to a month ago.

United are still hopeful Sancho will make the move to Old Trafford, despite Dortmund wanting £108million.

And the fact that the two clubs have agreed on a transfer tactic could set them in good stead with a month of the window to go.

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Shirt number reserved

Mason Greenwood recently changed shirt numbers, with the United star taking the No 11.

That was previously worn by club legend Ryan Giggs throughout his spell at the club and, in recent years, has been donned by Adnan Januzaj and Anthony Martial.

And ESPN claim United have altered Greenwood’s jersey to No 11 because they’re keeping the No 7 shirt free for Sancho.

It has been worn by club icons Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona and George Best over the years.

But, in recent years, Antonio Valencia, Memphis Depay, Angel Di Maria and Alexis Sanchez have all flopped with the jersey on their back.

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Solskjaer chat

Solskjaer has reportedly told Ed Woodward that he’s unwilling to settle for Sancho or bust.

ESPN claim the Norwegian is prepared to walk away from a deal and choose an alternative, with three players being discussed.

Kingsley Coman is on their radar, though Bayern Munich may not sell the France international in the wake of his Champions League heroics.

So too is Douglas Costa, who scored just three times for Juventus last term.

And Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele is another player under consideration, despite injuries hampering his development at the Nou Camp over the last three years.

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Sancho ticks all the boxes – Fletcher

United legend Darren Fletcher recently endorsed a move for Sancho, saying: “At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game.

“It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.

“So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.

“Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.

“It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well.

“He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.”

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