AFTER a marathon pursuit, Manchester United appear to be reaching the home straight in their efforts to bring Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford.
Almost all the details of the transfer have now been finalised, The Sun exclusively revealed, and Chelsea are said to have given up and turned to other targets.
Get all your Man Utd news and transfer gossip below…
MORNING MAN UNITED FANS
Man United are confident they’ll be able to sign Jadon Sancho for as little as £52million, according to reports.
Transfer guru Ian McGarry says club officials reckon they can seal a cut-price deal when football restarts after the coronavirus pandemic.
Dayot Upamecano is believed to favour a move to Old Trafford or the Emirates according to reports in Spain and SunSport.
The RB Leipzig defender is believed to be a target for several Premier League sides including the Red Devils.
And Edwin Van Der Sar has been getting lots of praise from United fans on social media.
The former Old Trafford keeper shared a picture of himself on Instagram in the current shirt he’s chosen to wear whilst working from home
The former Netherlands stopper has opted to don the famous green Nike goalkeeper shirt he wore during his first season at the club.
And Van Der Sar’s old teammate Patrice Evra has launched an incredible campaign to raise £250,000 to help the NHS battle against coronavirus.
The former France international has teamed up with Lineage Logistics to provide meals and support for frontline workers, such as cleaners, porters and security staff
He’s supporting the Share A Meal initiative.
CUT PRICE JADON
Man United officials are confident they can sign Jadon Sancho for as little as £52million, according to Daily Express reports.
Transfer expert Ian McGarry says no fee has been agreed yet between Dortmund and United.
And he claims Red Devils officials reckon they can seal a cut-price deal for Sancho when football restarts after the coronavirus pandemic.
McGarry told the Transfer Window Podcast: “I'm told some people inside Old Trafford believe that Sancho can be gotten for as little as €60m (£52.7m) once we start playing football again and the window is open.”
VAN'S THE MAN
Edwin Van Der Sar has been getting lots of praise from fans after posting a picture of himself wearing an old-school Man United shirt.
The former Red Devils stopper shared this image of himself on Instagram working at his desk in his famous old United jersey.
The coronavirus has forced the former United star to do his job as CEO of Dutch giants Ajax from home.
And he's chosen to do so in the famous green Nike goalkeeper shirt he wore in his first season at Old Trafford in 2005-06.
FOOTIE FOR THE MASSES
The Premier League is in talks with the government over showing live football on terrestrial TV when the season resumes.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed today that the top flight is considering showing games on free-to-view channels such as the BBC and ITV.
The Prem could be shown on these channels to stop people going to their mates' houses to watch.
Premier League football is shown on Sky Sports and BT Sport here – which both require subscriptions.
Asked about the prospect of footie being shown on free-to-air TV, Dowden said: “It's a very good point and I've raised exactly this challenge to the Premier League in the conversations I had with them.
“I have said to the Premier League in particular… I think it wouldn't send the best signal if they were one of the first major sports to resume behind closed doors and the public wouldn't have access to it.”
Harry Maguire has funded food boxes near his childhood home in Mosborough, on the outskirts of Sheffield.
The United captain, 27, tweeted his delight after deliveries were made to vulnerable members of the community amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
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