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Manchester United news and transfers RECAP Jadon Sancho to Man Utd latest as PSG 'want Dean Henderson'

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United have wanted Sancho for years

Before Jadon Sancho left Manchester for Germany he was already mooting a possible return. The 19-year-old enjoyed a warm rapport with staff at City and staff at the City Football Academy still feel he could come back to England’s north-west. Not to City, though.

City have first refusal on Sancho, expected to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, and inserted a 15 per cent sell-on clause. City insisted Brahim Diaz’s sell-on clause percentage would rise to 40 per cent if he ever joined ‘another Manchester club’ as part of his transfer to Real Madrid last year. You can guess which ‘City reject’ United want.

United tried to sign Sancho from City in the 2017 summer transfer window but were rebuffed, as were Tottenham Hotspur. Pep Guardiola had omitted Sancho from City’s pre-season tour squad and United were prepared to continue working on a deal beyond the summer deadline. Sancho’s advisors wanted to conclude a move before the window closed and he joined Dortmund for a knockdown £8million. Sancho is worth over 10 times that now.

The Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc openly discusses the ‘hot topic’ of United’s interest in the Amazon documentary Inside Borussia Dortmund. United met the German club’s officials last summer, got short shrift and swiftly moved onto Daniel James; earmarked as a cheaper fall-back option to Sancho.

The addition of James - a Championship winger - was a jolt since United had outlined their intention to make ‘game-changing’ signings before the window had opened. That description still applies to Sancho and Liverpool and Chelsea are now circling.

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