KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United has set its limit on Jadon Sancho's transfer fee
  • The Red Devils are now focused on what jersey number will Sancho wear
  • Borussia Dortmund is said to be letting him move to Old Trafford

A fresh set of updates on the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United has been revealed.

Recent reports have been linking Manchester United to the culmination of Sancho’s transfer saga.

The Red Devils are said to be close to completing the sensational move of the Borussia Dortmund winger to Old Trafford, and the English Premier League club is already focused on the next chapter.

Speaking to  The Football Terrace Podcast, reputable transfer insider and Eurosport’s Dean Jones revealed that Manchester United is very “confident” that Sancho is arriving sooner rather than later with a deal set at around £80 million ($110 million) maximum.

“The [Jadon] Sancho vibe is still good from [Manchester] United’s angle,” Jones said. “It’s hard to get a proper grasp of where we’re at in terms of a fee. But I’m still told £80 million ($110 million) is really the ceiling for United, they’re very keen not to be seen to be going over that.

“And however this settles they would like it is reported as an £80 million ($110 million) transfer and no more than that,” he added. “That’s what I’ve been told and that’s what the club has been saying for some time now.”

What’s even more interesting, Jones added that “someone” from Manchester United divulged that the narrative of the Sancho transfer story will now revolve on what jersey number the Englishman will wear.

“I was speaking to someone yesterday who said the next storyline will be, does he get the No.7 shirt? People are getting so confident and there’s more of a willingness on both sides to get it done now.”

Sancho’s interesting link-up to the No. 7 shirt dates back to March 2020. At the time, a report said Manchester United is hoping to tempt Sancho into joining them by offering the club’s iconic No.7 shirt, a number lastly made famous by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, is said to have grown tired of Sancho’s exit rumors and is finally letting the forward join Manchester United this summer.

“I think it’s getting closer,” veteran journalist Peter O’Rourke of The Sportsman. “I think we’re all probably fed up with the Jadon Sancho deal because it’s been going on for the last 12 months, but it’s been a transfer saga and I think it’s going to come to a successful conclusion this summer at last.”

“[Borussia] Dortmund are resigned to the fact that the England winger is going to leave and probably return to the Premier League,” he continued. “Manchester United are leading the race for him, as they have been since last summer when they thought they could get a deal done but obviously couldn’t agree to terms.”

Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho pose with the trophy after winning the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match RB Leipzig v BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Berlin on May 13, 2021. Photo: MARTIN ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images