Manchester United really want Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. The transfer saga has been going on for a good few months now, and there have been a few fresh twists and turns to add to all the fun.
The Englishman was dropped to the bench for Dortmund's 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday, coming on for just the final 12 minutes of the match.
Obviously, that had United fans drooling as there can sometimes be a juicy reason behind a player being sat on the bench. RTL's Heiko Wasser did his best to fuel that fire by specifically stating that Sancho was dropped because 'his head is already with Manchester United'.
But wait. There's more.
As captured by utdreport, Sancho – or at least an account with the display name 'Jadon Sancho' – actually 'liked' that report on Twitter (before swiftly unliking it).
It's happening. Confirmed. 100%.
Back in the real world, United are continuing negotiations with Dortmund. The stand-off between the two sides stems from United's insistence that they will not pay over the £100m mark, and it seems as though their persistence might just have paid off.
Christian Falk took to Twitter to reveal that, while Dortmund still don't want to sell, they would listen to offers over €100m. Euros. That works out at around £89m - the same fee United paid for Paul Pogba back in 2016.
Finally, Dortmund director Michael Zorc told Ruhr Nachrichten that he was 'concerned' about Sancho's future, but later tried to calm things down by telling Sport1 that Sancho's omission from the starting lineup was due to fatigue.
There's still plenty of work to be done in this one, but the signs suggest everything is moving in the right direction for United.
Source : 90min