Man Utd have a 25 per cent chance of signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a German journalist.
Sky Sports have claimed that the Red Devils have ‘made a breakthrough’ in negotiations with Sancho’s representatives over a possible deal.
Dortmund are understood to be demanding a £108m fee from Man Utd if they want to make a deal happen this summer, something which The Guardian suggests United have already done.
The report adds that ‘during the last 24 hours progress has been made between United and Sancho’s representatives’ with the ‘issues of agent fees and personal terms’ now being ironed out.
“I’ve been speaking to somebody close to a potential deal involving Jadon Sancho to Manchester United and in the past 24 hours there have been developments and potentially good news for Manchester United fans, because the issues of agent fees and personal terms, I’ve been told, are no longer a problem,” Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth told The Transfer Show.
“Manchester United are remaining tight-lipped on these developments but it’s clear that some good progress has been made on overcoming the problems of agent fees and wages.
“We understand that United remain very resolute and determined to not overpay for a player given the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, but given that this was the issue for the past two or three weeks that Manchester United weren’t making a bid because they needed to sort out agent fees and personal terms for Jadon Sancho, this appears to be some sort of a breakthrough.
“It’s our understanding now that the agent fees and the personal terms are not going to be a problem anymore.”
However, the likelihood of a deal going through this summer could be less promising with Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk putting Man Utd’s chances of sealing a deal at 25 per cent.
Falk said (via ThisIsFutbol): “I heard and my colleague Fabrizio Romano, [who] is also very close to the deal, [is] still hearing that there is just a little chance because United [have not] given up, but I heard from Dortmund that they don’t expect anything at the moment. So if I have to say it in per cent – I’d say 25%.”