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Manchester United agree €85m fee with Dortmund for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United agree €85m fee with Dortmund for Jadon Sancho
United reach agreement in principle for a deal worth €85m (£72.9m) with no add-ons

Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, bringing their long and protracted pursuit of the forward to an end.

United are understood to have struck a deal worth €85m (£72.9m) with no add-ons, which will see the 21-year-old become the fourth-most expensive signing in the Old Trafford club’s history.

Sancho, who is currently competing at Euro 2020 with England, came close to leaving Dortmund last summer but United were unable to meet the Bundesliga club’s €120m asking price.

The former Manchester City academy talent will instead join for marked down price, with only two years remaining on his contract at Signal Iduna Park.

Sancho is understood to agreed personal terms with United and will undergo a medical ahead of his official unveiling as their first signing of the summer transfer window.

City will receive 15 per cent of the feearound €13m ( £11.6m) having inserted a sell-on clause in the £8m deal which took him to Dortmund in 2017.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager, ended the season by claiming that the club would need to strengthen in order to build on their Premier League runners-up finish behind champions City.

Sancho has scored 50 goals in 137 appearances for Dortmund and set up another 64, marking himself out as one of the best young players in European football, but has struggled for regular minutes with England this summer.