Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund reportedly told their winger that he can leave this summer.
United heavily pursued Sancho last summer but were priced out for his signature and eventually missed Dortmund’s deadline to complete a transfer before they returned for pre-season.
But they could now be given a clear shot at landing the England international, with German publication BILD reporting this upcoming window will be Dortmund’s ‘final goodbye’ to Sancho.
The German outfit wanted north of £100m for Sancho last summer but now they will reportedly be willing to land around £75m for his signature.
It is claimed Dortmund chiefs are of the view that offloading Sancho instead of selling Norway sensation Erling Haaland is ‘acceptable’.
Haaland, alongside Harry Kane, is set to dominate the headlines this summer with a host of Europe’s biggest clubs in for his signature thanks to his scintillating form for Bundesliga giants Dortmund.
And Dortmund have reportedly already lined up a replacement for 21-year-old Sancho, with Lille’s Ligue 1 winner Jonathan Ikone the man to come in.
But United may face competition for Sancho’s services from Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Recent reports from the Sun claimed that Chelsea were looking to grab pole position for Sancho by preparing an £80m offer for the England star.
The report claimed that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is a ‘huge admirer’ of the former Manchester City youth star.
After a move to United failed to come to fruition last summer, Sancho had endured a slow start to the new campaign in Germany.
But Sancho has since rediscovered his form which had previously got everyone talking.
Sancho has bagged 16 goals and produced 21 assists in 38 games across all competitions for Dortmund this season.
On Tuesday, Sancho is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad for the Euros this summer following an impressive end to the season in Germany.
Sportsmail understands that the forwards was facing the prospect of missing out earlier this year after a slump in form but his promising end to the season looks to have salvaged his Euro hopes.