KEY POINTS

  • Reports say Man Utd are close to signing Jadon Sancho
  • Sancho's transfer fee at Dortmund could be over $124m
  • Man Utd have also offered him No. 7 shirt

Dortmund star midfielder Jadon Sancho, who has several clubs chasing him with the summer transfer window closing in, has responded to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s calls for him to join Liverpool.

It is understood that the 20-year-old Englishman is close to signing for Manchester United at the upcoming transfer window but at the same time, the other clubs are not giving up on striking a last-minute deal with the midfielder.

Liverpool star defender Alexander-Arnold was on an Instagram Live with Michael Dapaah when he began to heap praise on Sancho’s. The young Merseyside player even revealed that he would welcome him to Anfield with open arms.

“If he came to us, he’d make our team better. So I’d be more than happy for him to come. I played with him for England and he’s a special, special, special, special talent,” Alexander-Arnold told Dapaah.

Sancho created wild speculations among Liverpool supporters when he joined the live session with Alexander-Arnold and Dapaah and even reacted to the former’s comment about his possible move to Liverpool instead of Old Trafford. While Sancho did not say anything, he just left a few a series of ‘eyes’ emojis after joining the Live and that left the fans and pundits making wild guesses of the youngster’s future ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Before the current soccer season was halted by coronavirus outbreak, Liverpool were on the top of the Premier League and were just two wins away from winning their first league title in as many as 30 years. 

Liverpool are 25 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League Liverpool are 25 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League Photo: AFP / PAUL ELLIS

Meanwhile, Man Utd are doing everything possible to bring Sancho to Manchester. It was recently revealed that the Red Devils are planning to offer Sancho their iconic No. 7 shirt in a bid to tempt the player to Old Trafford.

Sancho’s transfer fee, which is expected to be over $124m, could be a problem for Man Utd. Like the other clubs, even a rich club like Man Utd have suffered the financial impact of COVID-19, and their chief executive Ed Woodward has made it clear that their transfer budget will be restricted and it won’t be the “usual business” this summer transfer market. On the other hand, Dortmund have been loud and clear that they are not going to accept any kind of bargain in regards to Sancho’s transfer fee.