Manchester United have tried to sign Sancho in 2017, 2019 and 2020 – only to miss out on all three occasions.
But they’re hopeful they’ll finally get a deal for the 21-year-old over the line, four years on from when they first attempted to snap him up.
The Manchester Evening News say Sancho’s camp are confident a move to United will go ahead, with personal terms now agreed between club and player.
And that’s despite, a year ago, the Red Devils failing to strike an agreement.
It’s claimed United offered Sancho a salary lower than the £190,000-a-week he currently pockets over in Germany, something that didn’t sit right with the player or his camp.
But the England international has remained committed to move to Old Trafford regardless, the publication states, with United now expected to wrap up a deal.
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They bid £67million last week but that was rejected, with Dortmund holding out for far higher.
The German giants would instead prefer a fee in the region of £77m and, though no deal has yet been struck, it seems only a matter of time before all parties come to an agreement.
Sancho has been pushing for a move to United ever since he missed out a year ago.
And he’s now likely to be strutting his stuff alongside Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes in Solskjaer’s attack next season.
Sancho isn’t the only player in Solskjaer’s sights as he eyes a summer spending spree, either.
He’s a big admirer of Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, who could leave the Bernabeu behind for a new challenge after a glittering decade in Spain.
In midfield, United are keen on Declan Rice.
The West Ham star enjoyed a terrific season before injury cruelly struck and he’s seen as the perfect upgrade on the likes of Fred and Nemanja Matic.
Rice could also be pursued if he shines for England at Euro 2020, having helped the Three Lions beat Croatia in their opening match of the tournament on Sunday.
And United are also keen to land Kieran Trippier, believing the Atletico Madrid star has all the attributes to be a substantial hit at the club.
Sancho was coy on his future when quizzed earlier in the season, saying in May: “Will I leave the club? I don’t know about my future.
“I am very happy here at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start.”
United owner Joel Glazer, meanwhile, has vowed to give Solskjaer the transfer backing he needs.
“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” he said earlier this month.
“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.
“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.
“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process.”
The 50-year-old then added: “We want this club to always be successful and win trophies. To compete for trophies requires significant investment.
“The commercial growth at the club has helped deliver the revenue which ultimately underpins that investment in a sustainable manner.
“That approach has allowed us to have among the highest net transfer spend in world football over the last five years and have one of the highest wage bills.
“Also, as a direct result of our commercial business, we have kept ticket prices affordable for all fans and not raised season ticket prices in over ten years. This is an area that we as a club are very proud of.”