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England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

England's Jadon Sancho during training REUTERS/Carl Recine

The structure of the deal for Jadon Sancho's move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United has been a major stumbling block for more than a year, but now the big hurdles appear to have been removed.

Dortmund and United officials have been hinting for weeks that a deal for Sancho will be sealed in the coming weeks, after the Old Trafford club failed to get the transfer over the line last summer.

United's refusal to pay Dortmund's €120million asking price ensured the deal failed to materialise last summer, but the fee was always likely to be diluted this year as the German club have confirmed they are willing to do a deal for their England star.

Now it has emerged that ground has been conceded on both sides, with United believed to be ready to offer a bigger guaranteed fee while Dortmund will make a small reduction in the overall price for the 21-year-old.

Personal terms between United and the player were never an issue, despite repeated claims that the players has agreed terms on a contract that has been satisfactory to all parties for an extended period.

Now it appears to be a matter of time before United make an announcement to confirm Sancho will be coming to United, four years after he left their rivals Manchester City to move to Dortmund.

City will receive get 15 percent of any sale above the £8m paid for Sancho in 2017, so the reigning Premier League champions could be in line to collect a fee in excess of €10million for Sancho.

The end of the transfer saga will be a relief to United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with sources in Spain suggesting United could back up their capture of Sancho with an audacious deal to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

The French centre-back has stalled on signing a new contract with Real Madrid and is believed to be interested in a move to United.

Yet it remains to be seen whether a deal can be pushed over the line in a summer that has already seen Sergio Ramos leave Real Madrid.

The end of the transfer saga will be a relief to United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with sources in Spain suggesting United could back up their capture of Sancho with an audacious deal to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

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Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane could be on his way to Manchester United (Nick Potts/PA)

Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane could be on his way to Manchester United (Nick Potts/PA)

Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane could be on his way to Manchester United (Nick Potts/PA)

The French centre-back has stalled on signing a new contract with Real Madrid and is believed to be interested in a move to United.

Yet it remains to be seen whether a deal can be pushed over the line in a summer that has already seen Sergio Ramos leave Real Madrid.

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