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Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates with Erling Haaland, left, after Achraf Hakimi scored their side's second goal during the Bundesliga win at VfL Wolfsburg. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates with Erling Haaland, left, after Achraf Hakimi scored their side's second goal during the Bundesliga win at VfL Wolfsburg. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates with Erling Haaland, left, after Achraf Hakimi scored their side's second goal during the Bundesliga win at VfL Wolfsburg. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the terms of the deal that will see them sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, with the next big question now surrounding the future of their striker Erling Haaland.

Dortmund confirmed they have reached an agreement for Sancho to join United for 85million euros (£73m).

The deal is nearing completion after months of United being linked with the 21-year-old attacker, who is currently on duty with England at Euro 2020.

In a statement on their official website, Dortmund said: “Jadon Sancho is close to (a) move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United. This is today’s agreement of both clubs and the player in principle.

“Upon realisation of this transfer Manchester United will pay BVB a fixed transfer compensation in the amount of 85m euros.

“The contractual details now have to be coordinated and completed. Moreover, the formal processing of the transfer is still subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations, a coordination procedure with the player’s previous club and the proper and timely processing in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System.”

This deal would see Sancho, who has scored three times in 20 senior international appearances, become the second most expensive Englishman behind Harry Maguire, who United signed two years ago from Leicester for £80m.

Dortmund’s statement added: “With the realisation of this transfer business, the management expects a positive effect on the key earnings figures for the 2021-2022 financial year in the amount of approx 56m euros (£48m).”

The final part of that Dortmund statement makes for interesting reading, as it suggests they are now under no financial pressure to sell their star marksman Haaland this summer.

Yet with a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave for €75million next summer, Dortmund may be forced to reconsider their stands on Haaland if Chelsea make their expected move for the Norway striker in the next few weeks.

sundayworld.com revealed last month that Chelsea are looking at a deal to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge, with the newly crowned European champions viewing the striker as their dream signing for this summer.

Yet they will need to sell a host of players to finance a deal and comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, with several Chelsea outgoings already under discussion.

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Fikayo Tomori has already left Chelsea to sign for AC Milan in a €28million deal, with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, midfielder Ross Barkley and strikers Tammy Abraham and Olivier among those who could also leave.

If Chelsea can generate €100millin from player sales, they will look to make a move for Haaland and at that point Dortmund would have a big decision to make.

Do they keep Haaland for one more season and sell him for €75million next summer, or cash in now and potentially collect close to double that amount.

It is a transfer decision they may well be presented with at some point this month.

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