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Report: Newspaper names Manchester United’s top summer target

Manchester United have made Borrusia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho their top target despite the recent good form of their attackers, according to The Sun.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in 19 matches, their longest streak since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and have dropped only four points in seven matches since the restart.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have found an ideal attacking quartet with Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood flanking Anthony Martial and January signing Bruno Fernandes in behind the Frenchman.

The front three have scored more goals in all competitions than Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino this season.

However, Solskjaer has decided that the signing of Sancho is needed to push United to challenge for the title.

The 20 year old had a stellar season in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 17 goals and assisting 16 as Dortmund pushed Bayern Munich all the way in the title race.

Sancho remains one of the hottest talents in Europe despite a slight drop in form post the lock down.

Dortmund have claimed that they will not sell the £100m rated winger for a lower price in lieu of the pandemic while there were reports that the Red Devils will not pay more than £50m but they have since been rejected.

Solskjaer and Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward have perhaps used Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham as a bargaining chip in the whole thing as they gave up their pursuit of the 16 year old, allowing the German giants to snap him up.

The Manchester United-Jadon Sancho saga is set to drag on through the summer and the key bone in contention remains the price.

The young English international seems to be keen on a move to Old Trafford and United certainly want to add him to their squad but whether a deal can be agreed or not remains to be seen.

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