Manchester United are close to agreeing personal terms in principle on a five-year contract with Jadon Sancho, as discussions continue at an advanced stage with Borussia Dortmund over the structure of the transfer fee.
Dortmund have not moved from their €120m (£108m) valuation of the England international, but seem to be open to accepting less money up front.
Ideally, the Bundesliga side would want an initial €100m (£90m) to fund a replacement for the 20-year-old – though it is very unlikely they would spend that amount of money on a new signing, hence the softening of the stance on Sancho’s initial fee.
Dortmund used similar negotiation tactics when they sold Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona in August 2017.
They wanted €140m up front – but instead settled for €105m plus add-ons.
Sancho registered 17 goals and 17 assists across 32 Bundesliga games last season.