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How Jadon Sancho is behaving in Borussia Dortmund training amid Man Utd interest

Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho is behaving “brilliantly” in Borussia Dortmund training, according to Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft. United have agreed a five-year deal in principle with Sancho but are not yet prepared to pay Dortmund’s asking price of £108million. Reports claim the Red Devils have not even submitted an offer for the England international.

Sancho played in Dortmund’s 5-0 German Cup win over Duisburg on Monday and scored the opening goal from the penalty spot.

Fjortoft says Dortmund are not budging on their asking price after United missed the deadline the German club put on a deal last month.

And he claims Sancho seems to be happy with the situation during the club’s training sessions.

“So here are the facts,” Fjortoft told ESPN FC.

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“Dortmund said, you have to come in for him before August 10 – check, not happening.

“Then they said if you want to get him, you have to spend €120m. There’s not even a bid in there [from United].

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“Maybe they have agreed with the player but all reports from Dortmund, and I talk to a lot of people there, he is brilliant in training, good mood, he is brilliant.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports reporter James Cooper says United are not prepared to give in and pay Dortmund’s asking price.

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Cooper says United did that when they signed Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes but will not do it again.

“There are games involved in transfers,” Cooper told Sky Sports News.

“Manchester United have had all sorts of pursuits for all sorts of players and one of the things that is thrown at them quite regularly is the last two major signings they made at Old Trafford – Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes – where they stamped their feet, said they wouldn’t pay and then finally they ended up paying exactly what both those clubs, Leicester and Sporting Lisbon, wanted.

“I’ve been told this morning that won’t be the case with Jadon Sancho.

“There won’t be a kind of capitulation last minute with Manchester United writing that £100m cheque that we’ve talked about. I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

United signed centre-back Maguire from Leicester City last summer for a world-record £80m fee.

Fernandes, meanwhile, eventually joined United on the final day of the January window for an initial £46.6m from Sporting Lisbon.

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