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NEWSMAN – Manchester United are close to signing Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, this summer.

This claim was made by respected football expert, Dean Jones.

According to Jones, Man United is very “confident” that Sancho, 21, is arriving sooner rather than later with a deal set at around £80 million maximum.

“The [Jadon] Sancho vibe is still good from [Manchester] United’s angle,” Jones told The Football Terrace Podcast.

“It is hard to get a proper grasp of where we are at in terms of a fee. But I am still told £80 million is really the ceiling for United, they are very keen not to be seen to be going over that.

“And however this settles, they would like it to be reported as an £80 million transfer and no more than that”.

He said that is what I have been told and that is what the club has been saying for some time now, Daily Post reported.

“I was speaking to someone [from Manchester United] yesterday who said the next storyline would be, does he get the No.7 shirt? People are getting so confident and there’s more of a willingness on both sides to get it done now”.

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NEWSMAN – German football club, Borussia Dortmund have eight players sidelined for the Champions League match at Zenit St Petersburg on December 8 2020, where victory will clinch the German club top spot in their group.

Star striker Erling Braut Haaland is out until January with a leg injury, while midfielders Thomas Delaney, Raphael Guerreiro, Mahmoud Dahoud and Mateu Morey are all missing with various ailments.

Defenders Thomas Meunier and Manuel Akanji are also on the injured list, while 18-year-old Brazilian Reinier is not ready to return after contracting coronavirus.

“We have to be careful, it will be important to use rotation in this situation,” warned coach Lucien Favre.

Dortmund have already qualified for the last 16 and will finish top of Group F if they win in Russia.

At 16 years and 18 days, Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest player in Champions League history if he features.

Dortmund plan to spend as little time in St Petersburg as possible and midfielder Emre Can admitted that some players are on their last legs, PUNCH reported.

“Sometimes it hurts, even during the games, we just have to grit our teeth,” he said after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

“It can’t be helped that there are so many games.”

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NEWSMAN – Borussia Dortmund are without right back Thomas Meunier for Champions League tie at home against Lazio on December 2, 2020, while a question mark hangs over the fitness of midfielder Emre Can.

Dortmund top their group, a point ahead of second-placed Lazio, and victory at Signal Iduna Park would guarantee either club a place in the last 16.

A draw would also put both clubs through, provided Brugge fail to beat Zenit St Petersburg in the other Group F tie.

Meanwhile, since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in July, Meunier, 29, had started all of Dortmund’s matches this season, but the Belgium international misses out this time with a calf injury.

Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said that Portugal winger Raphael Guerreiro should be fit after shaking off a leg knock.

However, defensive midfielder Can suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s 2-1 shock defeat to Cologne, “so we will have to see,” he added.

The Germans crashed 3-1 in Rome when the clubs met in October as Lazio striker Ciro Immobile scored and set up another goal for midfielder Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro against his former club, PUNCH reported.

“We have corrected a few things really well since then, that game is behind us.”  

“We are group leaders and we want to keep it that way,” he said.