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Man Utd chief Ed Woodward visited Carrington complex to complete Jadon Sancho transfer

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward used yesterday’s trip to Carrington to work on a plan to sign Jadon Sancho as the transfer saga accelerated closer to being completed.

Borussia Dortmund are willing to accept United’s proposal of cash plus add-ons for Sancho.

The Red Devils will break their record transfer fee by spending a total of £108million on the England international

United are set to pay around £70m up front with the rest to be made up of instalments.

Bonuses for winning the Premier League and Champions League are also included in the deal.

Sancho will pen a five-year contract at Old Trafford with his wages covered by Alexis Sanchez’s pending departure to Inter Milan.

The MEN claim Woodward’s visit to Carrington helped the transfer for Sancho move along.

The United chief also worked on helping Inter turn Sanchez’s loan permanent.

A number of top European clubs have been keeping track of Sancho but his enormous price tag has proved off-putting.

Liverpool have been strongly linked with the 21-year-old in recent weeks but ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop thinks United are the best suited.

“It is a pretty good choice to have to make if you’re a footballer,” Hislop told ESPN FC.

“Here I am having to choose between Manchester United and Liverpool, I think that’s what every player wants.

“I understand the predicament but Liverpool are so settled and successful with what they do, anybody coming in at the very least it will take them some time on the sidelines working their way into becoming a regular starter.

“Whether Jadon Sancho sees that as being part of his role, I’m not so sure.

“On the other side you will have other people saying Manchester United are a club on the up since Bruno Fernandes arrived.

“Manchester United have a lot of money to spend in terms of competing with those on the top level.

“You can either spend a year or two on the sidelines trying to work your way into the Liverpool team or you can wait a year or two being in the United starting XI while they add to what they have.

“It is a tough choice but I think the better fit for Sancho right now is at Manchester United.”

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