Manchester United close in on first summer signing after failing to land top target

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The Evening Standard (opens in new tab) has reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to sign the Wales international imminently and is urging the club to get their transfer business done early.

Swansea will receive a fee in the region of £15-20 million with add-ons for the 21-year-old, who impressed with four goals and nine assists in the Championship this season.

However, a move for Sancho is set to be postponed until at least next summer as Dortmund refuse to consider a sale of the England forward.

United are understood to be willing to pay £80 million for the 19-year-old, but the Bundesliga side aren’t under pressure to sell having already raised £58 million from the deal that will take Christian Pulisic to Chelsea.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.