But according to German publication Kicker, Sancho is having second thoughts about signing for Manchester United.
Instead, it is claimed that the 20-year-old would rather sign for the Red Devils’ bitter rivals Liverpool, because they have a much greater chance of winning silverware in 2021.
United’s hopes of landing Sancho appeared to hinge on whether or not they’d secure Champions League football next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed it on the final day of the campaign, making the Red Devils a much more attractive proposition for Sancho.
Liverpool qualified for the Champions League by way of winning the Premier League, and are favourites to defend their domestic crown next season.
It seems that this is more appealing to Sancho, who would be part of a transition at United.
One stumbling block for all parties involved is Sancho’s price tag.
United are one of the only clubs who can afford to splash £100million on a new player in this summer’s transfer window.
This means that if the Englishman is serious about leaving Dortmund, then United may be the only feasible club he can join.
While Liverpool would no doubt love to add a player like Sancho to their ranks, they simply cannot get anywhere near his £100m price tag at the moment.
The only way they would be able to do so is if they sold one of Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, but Jurgen Klopp will fight tooth and nail to retain the duo.
What’s more, Klopp admitted he’s not too keen on making changes this summer and is happy keeping hold of the relatively small, but excellent, squad he has.
“An unbelievably intense season is waiting for all of us, with four weeks less than usual, so they will be unique, interesting challenges,” said Klopp.
“Look, the perfect scenario for a football manager is that you have 40 players available and they are all happy, then you just pick 20 for three weeks, then you pick the other 20. But it doesn’t work like that. The world is not like this.
“I do not want to be part of a squad like this to be honest. These players can only play the football they play because they know they are needed. We cannot keep someone in the backyard and bring them up in the decisive moment.
“That will not help, we will have solutions for that. We have young players. The size of the squad is not that important to me, the quality of the squad is very much so. I think we will have a really good squad for next season.”
Klopp added: “The solution cannot be to have a much bigger squad for the specific moment and then realise you cannot use all the players.
“They are all human beings and nobody can be held back for a year and then on the last day of the year be told, ‘Now we need you.’
“It is really difficult to judge the future. Usually we know what funds we have, but it is all uncertain. Can you count on the money of the Champions League, Premier League, and what will it be?
“We have to consider that, because we are responsible not only for the success of the club, but everyone who works here. So we have to wait. We have a really good squad.”
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