Manchester United’s pursuit for winger Jadon Sancho is nearing its end after the English giants tabled a take-or-leave offer for Borussia Dortmund.
The Mirror reports that United is willing to give the German heavyweights £90 million ($163m AUD) for the England star, and not a cent more.
United would pay £75 million of the figure upfront while the remaining £15 million could be won in add-ons, according to the publication.
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The offer is expected to bring to a close United’s long-running pursuit for Sancho, who sent Red Devils fans into a spin on Friday by saying Marcus Rashford is the most skilful player he has played with.
Dortmund — who has valued Sancho at £108 million — now has until the transfer deadline closes on October 5 to make the deal happen.
ARSENAL CLOSING IN ON FOURTH SIGNING
Arsenal target Houssem Aouar has reportedly agreed to join the London club from Lyon.
The Frenchman has been a key target for boss Mikel Arteta in the summer and the Arsenal manager has now moved a step closer to getting his man.
French outlet RMC claim Arsenal has made a £32 million ($58m AUD) bid for the midfielder who has reportedly agreed to jump ship.
Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing, however, as Lyon is said to be demanding £54 million for the 22-year-old.
Aouar would be Arteta’s fourth signing of the summer after he secured deals for Willian, Gabriel and Alex Runarsson.
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CITY MAKE MOVE FOR KOULIBALY BACK-UP
Manchester City is looking to sure up its backline this season and has opened talks with Benfica for Ruben Dias.
The centre back is understood to have an £80 million ($145m AUD) release clause, the Mirror reports, but City has opened negotiations at £50 million.
Dias would be the second centre back City has signed this transfer window having secured Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in August.
Dias is considered a back-up option for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly who has been Pep Guardiola’s top target, but may be worth more than City is willing to pay.