Man Utd continue to work on signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, according to Romano via his official Twitter account, but a centre-back is also one of their main priorities.
Sancho was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer but a switch failed to materialise despite the relentless speculation.
Manchester United are now being credited with an interest in bringing the 21-year-old to Old Trafford once again this year as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.
Manchester United are still working on Sancho deal but will also be focusing on new centre back this summer. 🔴 #MUFC
Raphael Varane, already in the list since months. Man Utd are also aware of a release clause in Pau Torres’ contract [€65m this summer and NOT €50m].
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2021
Italian reporter Romano has now revealed that the only stumbling block remaining for a deal is the fee with Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking on the Here We Go podcast on 18 June, Romano said: “I want to say two things about the situation of Sancho.
“The personal terms are already agreed and that isn’t new. The agent’s fee is already agreed too. There is no problem with the agent or the player.
“It’s now just a negotiation with Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund want €85m for Sancho. Manchester United know they can’t sign Sancho for €70m. It’s normal negotiations.
“I’m told negotiations won’t be as long as last summer so if Sancho joins Man United, it’ll be quick negotiations. It will be a matter of weeks, not months.
“People involved in the negotiations are confident about doing a deal this summer.”
Sancho is currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020 but is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions at the tournament.
The winger scored eight goals and made 11 assists in 26 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund last season.
In the same tweet, Romano added “Raphael Varane, already in the list since months.”
This suggests that United are keen on bringing the Real Madrid starlet into the club, as the France native is set to become hot property this summer, after a fruitful decade with the Spanish giants.
The timing of this update by Romano comes off the back of an intriguing nugget of information by El Confidencial.
Romano finished with, “Man Utd are also aware of a release clause in Pau Torres’ contract [€65m this summer and NOT €50m].”
The Villareal man has been one of the names tipped with a move to Old Trafford for the past several weeks.
The appetite from United fans is growing about that move, ever since the 24-year-old’s commanding performance in the Europa League final back in May.