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Borussia Dortmund using three transfers against Man Utd in Jadon Sancho negotiations

Borussia Dortmund are said to be using Manchester United’s signings of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka against them in negotiations for Jadon Sancho. The clubs are still in talks as they look to find an agreement for the England international, who is desperate to join United.

It’s been the worst kept secret in football that United want Sancho, who is their top target this summer.

The club even tried to do a deal last summer before Dortmund told them where to go.

The picture has changed drastically over a year down the line and Dortmund are now ready to sell should their valuation be met.

United appear to be the only club willing to table an offer for Sancho as it stands, which gives them a major advantage in a difficult market due to the coronavirus.

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While the club remain relaxed they can get the deal done, Dortmund are keen to find an agreement sooner rather than later but they won’t lower their asking price.

Football consultant Ian McGarry claims Dortmund are aware that United have eventually coughed up the cash in the past which has encouraged them to hold out for Sancho.

“They [Man United] do not believe they will be gazumped by any other club because nobody has expressed the same level of interest,” he told the Transfer Window Podcast.

“They are also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.

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“He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and is in daily contact with them.

“It’s even believed that he’s in a WhatsApp group with some of the Manchester United players as well.

“Therefore United are very conformable with their position.

They do believe Dortmund will come round to the structure they’ve suggested.

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“But we’ve seen in the past United have shown in the past that with the transfers of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes they have a habit of caving in and compromising beyond the position in which they initially set out.”

Earlier this week it was claimed that United were ready to walk away from the table for Sancho, due to Dortmund’s extortionate demands.

It’s a tactic they have used before in deals for Maguire and Fernandes.

Last summer the club were haggling with Leicester over an £80million fee but the Foxes held firm and did not feel under pressure to sell the defender.

Eventually, United gave in and paid up and there is a growing feeling that Dortmund will continue to do the same, forcing the Red Devils to meet the valuation of the £108m winger.

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