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Borussia Dortmund reacts to Manchester United’s fresh Jadon Sancho transfer bid.

Borussia Dortmund reacts to Manchester United’s fresh Jadon Sancho transfer bid.

Borussia Dortmund feels as though Manchester United’s new transfer proposal for Jadon Sancho is ‘something to work with’, it has been claimed.

The Red Devils have presented a £75million bid for the England international. And though a settlement is nearing completion, much negotiating is still needed.

Manchester United wants to sign Sancho. And they’ve made a new bid today, lodging an offer in the region of £75million to eventually bring the England international to Old Trafford.

So set is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ground the 21-year-old he’s ordered the club to get a deal done, instead of focusing on possible alternatives.

But, while that’s the case, Dortmund seems to be reluctant to accept at the current moment in time.

When questioned whether the bid would be accepted, BBC Sport journalist Constantin Eckner has maintained Dortmund feel it’s ‘something to work with’.

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“The narratives vary depending on who you ask,” he said on Twitter.

“Dortmund: We have received our first bid. That is something to work with, although it doesn’t quite fulfil our demands.”

In a separate tweet, Eckner then aded: “We made our first offer over a week ago and tried to get it over the line before the Euros. We have improved the offer with a slightly higher guaranteed fee and more achievable add-ons. The total sum is slightly below €90m.”

Add-ons mean United are ready to spend big on Sancho, making him one of their most expensive signings of all time.

Should all provisions be met the overall package would be closer to £81.5m – making him the club’s second-most-expensive recruit.

The fee is still shorter than the £89m United forked out on Paul Pogba back in the summer transfer window of 2016, a settlement that saw him become the world’s most expensive footballer.

But it would be more than the £80m they consented to pay Leicester upon snapping up Harry Maguire two years ago.

United have never spent more than £150m in an individual transfer window under the Glazers but fresh comments made by co-owner Joel Glazer imply they’re ready to back Solskjaer this summer.

“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” he said.

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.

“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process.”

Solskjaer, meantime, was up front about United’s need to strengthen when conversing in the aftermath of their frustrating Europa League final loss to Villarreal last month.

Instead of trying to paper over the cracks, he alternatively made it clear further signings were crucial for his side to grow.

“I’ve been delighted with the effort, the desire, the determination of all of the players, I can’t fault them at all,” Solskjaer said.

“We’ve probably done as well as anyone could imagine.

“We are here now, we need to do better, we need to work better, work harder, cleverer. But as I said two or three players to strengthen the starting XI and the squad all together is important for us to go even further.

“Because I’m sure our contenders or challengers will also want to improve and we want to improve as much as we can.”

Sancho isn’t United’s only target for the summer window.

Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos have been associated as defensive targets, while consideration over Jack Grealish, Declan Rice, Kieran Trippier and Cristiano Ronaldo remains open-ended.

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Borussia Dortmund reacts to Manchester United’s fresh Jadon Sancho transfer bid.

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