Man Utd chief Ed Woodward ‘very keen’ on sealing Jadon Sancho transfer

Manchester United ‘really want to sign Jadon Sancho’ with Ed Woodward also giving his backing to the deal.

Those are the views of respected journalist David Ornstein, who claims the Red Devils will have to splash the cash to sign the Borussia Dortmund star.

Widespread reports suggest the 19-year-old is prepared to leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season.

Having netted 14 goals and assisted another 14 this term, the England international is attracting the interest of the Premier League’s top clubs.

Liverpool , Chelsea and United have all been linked with Sancho but Ornstein claims United’s executive vice-chairman Woodward is pushing to secure his services.

“Manchester United really want to sign Jadon Sancho. Ed Woodward’s very keen on it,” Ornstein told The Warm Down .

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“It’s delicate because we don’t know if Manchester United are going to be in the Champions League next season and we don’t know if that is a prerequisite of Sancho.

“Most people would say of course he wants to be playing in the Champions League but we don’t know.

“He could make that move on the hope that he could be playing in the Champions League at Manchester United [in a couple of years].

“You’d assume they’ll be prepared to pay the transfer fee and salary which will be extremely high. He’s on a very good deal with Borussia Dortmund.

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“They’ll be some clubs that are put off by that salary but as one of the foremost young players in world football he will command it and he will get it.”

Despite reports suggesting Sancho is looking to leave Dortmund, the German club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists it’s not the case.

"I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future," Watzke told BBC Sport.

"In my opinion, I don't think he wants to leave.

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"We have a very confidential relationship between us and him and his agents. We will discuss it.

"It's not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund.

"We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon."

Dortmund are next in action against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday (5.30pm).

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