Reports in England claim Jadon Sancho has completed his medical ahead of the impending completion of his £73million move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.
According to Sky Sports and Fabrizio Romano, the medical has been carried out. Sancho is now expected to go on holiday and rest up but he will only have three weeks off before joining up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
The 21-year-old arrived at the club’s Carrington training base on Tuesday as he looks to put the finishing touches on his highly anticipated return to the Premier League.
Sancho was one of three England players to have missed from the penalty spot in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy at Wembley. Marcus Rashford, who is about to become his new United team-mate, failed to convert along with Bukayo Saka.
His arrival is significant for United boss Solskjaer – he was eager to recruit the England international last summer but the Red Devils failed to meet Dortmund’s asking price.
The German club came to an agreement with Sancho that if he stayed for another season, they would agree to sell him if a team met their asking price this summer which United have finally done with their £73m bid.
There are reports Pep Guardiola has requested his club to negotiate a transfer for Erling Haaland with Manchester City prepared to pay £130 million for the Norwegian.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, Manchester City have prioritised the signing of Erling Haaland.
The Premier League champions are ready to challenge Chelsea while reportedly preparing a massive £130 million bid for the Norwegian striker.
Ekrem Konur suggests Pep Guardiola requested his club to begin negotiations with Borussia Dortmund and sign the striker as a priority. Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is prepared to shatter records to make a tremendous bid for the Norwegian frontman.
If City makes an official bid, it might turn the race for Haaland into a bidding war, with Chelsea among the competitors. The Blues have the upper hand so far after starting talks with Dortmund weeks ago. The European Champions are prepared to pay as much as £150 million.
Konur also reported Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich taking part in those talks with Dortmund as he tried to convince the striker to move. The Blues are making space in the squad by moving out Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud while adding to their massive outlay from last summer.
According to thehardtackle.com, Haaland likes the idea of moving to Chelsea, but with Manchester City interested, he could sit down and evaluate his options.