Man Utd will be contacted if Borussia Dortmund bid for potential Jadon Sancho replacement
Manchester United are continuing to work on a deal for Jadon Sancho and there is optimism that the deal could happen in the coming weeks. Borussia Dortmund have already set a deadline for August 10 as they look to rush United into a deal, to avoid disruption to their new season.
Dortmund want around £100million for the 20-year-old, who has taken the Bundesliga by storm since arriving from Manchester City in 2017.
United are working hard to present a package that satisfies Dortmund’s demands and are desperate to land Sancho this summer.
Meanwhile, the German club are working on potential replacements for Sancho incase United do table a suitable offer.
Lille’s Jonathan Ikone is a player who has caught the eye in Ligue 1 and is under consideration.
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Ferran Torres was also of interest before he sealed a switch to Manchester City.
Now Lyon’s Memphis Depay is on their radar, according to reports in Germany.
According to the Daily Star, United will be notified if Dortmund make their move for the Dutchman.
Depay used to play for United of course and they included a buy-back clause in his contract when he moved to France.
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But as part of the agreement, United will be told if any other club make an offer but they do not have first refusal on the winger.
It has been suggested that Dortmund could spend around £40million on Depay.
Lyon chief Juninho said last year: “It’s true that Manchester United have a priority to buy back Memphis.
“These things exist in football. But until now, we’ve not received anything on Memphis.
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“Each time there’s only a year left on a contract, the conversation over a renewal becomes rather difficult. But I think that he’s really happy in Lyon at the moment.”
Depay has just one year remaining on his current deal and is unlikely to sign another contract extension with Lyon.
That could see him leave for around £30million this summer, but given Dortmund’s need to replace Sancho, Lyon may look to capitalise on their desperation.
Sancho is patiently awaiting to resolve his future while on his holidays and is thought to be keen on a return to England.
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