CLOSER? Dortmund and Man Utd reps convinced Sancho deal close

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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are confident of a deal being struck for Jadon Sancho by the start of the week.

The Sunday World says Dortmund have made it clear that they will not sell Sancho for less than their €95million asking price, but there is a feeling that structure of a deal is now in place.

The level of up-front payment, the details of add-on fees relating to appearances and achievements and the period of time over which United can pay the fee are stumbling blocks being discussed.

Agreement over Sancho's wages and the fees that will be paid to his advisers has been in place for some time, so now it is a case of finalising the deal and then deciding when it will be announced.

There are suggestions that Dortmund are expecting the deal to be confirmed next week, but Sancho will not be available for media duties with United until after his involvement in England's Euro 2020 squad comes to an end.

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