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Jadon Sancho to Man Utd transfer picking up speed as Ed Woodward lays out deal structure

Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United is reportedly picking up speed with Ed Woodward hoping to land the Borussia Dortmund star this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he wants the England international to move to Old Trafford. And Woodward has been working hard to strike a deal behind the scenes, while the player awaits an outcome.

Sancho wants to move to United, with the Dortmund star ready to return to the Premier League having spent the last three years in Germany.

Solskjaer has made it clear to Woodward he wants a deal struck as quickly as possible, with the Norwegian eager for the 21-year-old to integrate with his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

And Bild claim that United’s move for the forward is gathering speed.

Woodward is now ready to pay the full £108million that Dortmund want – but he’d prefer to do so via installments.

United don’t want to fork out a record fee for anyone at a time where the coronavirus crisis is still ongoing, especially with Manchester currently hit hard.

He’d supposedly hoping to pay £63m up front this summer, before paying the remaining fee over the next two years to spread the cost.

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Like Sancho, Grealish is admired behind the scenes with Solskjaer hoping to bring the Aston Villa star to Old Trafford.

And Giggs said: “Two good players. I think the thing with Grealish is he’s obviously used to the Premier League and doesn’t need to adapt to it so that’s good.

“For me from the outside, it looks like he’s got the mentality to come to this place and not bother him. Certain players can get overawed.

“Also, the good thing this year is he’s got 10 goals and got into double figures so that would be one question mark I would have had with him: does he score enough goals? To get to double figures with no penalties for Villa is impressive.

“Sancho is quick, direct but also an intelligent player.

“What I like about him is when he gets into those areas with the final ball, he doesn’t panic. A lot of quick wide players sometimes do but he picks out the right pass.

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“He’s someone who can counterattack if we’re going to play that but also if a team are going to sit back, he can beat players and make things happen.

“They are two signings that may be available and if we’re able to get them, I would go and get them.”

Giggs thinks the competition would be good, adding: “With the lads getting a bit tired, having that strength in depth where you’re able to change it and you’re not really weakening… I think that’s what City have had. [Leroy] Sane doesn’t play and [Riyad] Mahrez comes in or Bernardo Silva doesn’t play and [Phil] Foden comes in.

“So that sort of thing where it doesn’t weaken them and you’re able to keep them fresh.

“And also, something I experienced at United, every day in training it’s competitive. The quality of training goes up because of the quality of players that are coming in. All of a sudden, the players that have done so well at the end of the season are looking over their shoulders.

“You sign Sancho and you sign Grealish, everyone’s looking over their shoulders and thinking: ‘Is he going to be taking my place? No he’s not. I want to take it onto that next level.’ So you need that strength in depth but also quality and good lads as well.”

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