Borussia Dortmund have reportedly set an August 10 deadline for the transfer of Jadon Sancho before they head to their Swiss pre-season training camp.
Dortmund have not moved from their €120m (£108m) valuation of the 20 years old England international, but seem to be open to accepting payment in installments.
Sancho remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 target, and the Norwegian has tasked club bosses with getting a deal done as soon as possible.
There is no agreement yet on a fee but Solskjaer wants Sancho deal to be done as soon as possible to afford the player plenty of time to settle down in his new environment before the start of the new season.
The United boss has seen deals for Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes drag to the final weeks of the previous two transfer windows and is keen to avoid similar situations this summer.
It’s claimed by Bild that United are seeking to hand over £61million now, with a further £44million in the next two years.
Sancho, who is set to triple his current £75k-a-week salary with a move back to Manchester, registered 17 goals and 17 assists across 32 Bundesliga games for Dortmund last season.
Should the club fail in their attempts to prise Sancho away from Dortmund, Manchester United could sign Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman on loan.
Dortmund has set the deadline because they want undisturbed preparation for the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, reports BBC Sport.
The new campaign starts on 18 September, with the transfer deadline for international deals on 5 October.
Sancho has been at Dortmund for three years, having signed from Manchester City in August 2017 for a fee of about £10m.