Juventus handed boost over race to sign Jadon Sancho from Man Utd

They have moved into pole position.

Juventus handed boost over race to sign Jadon Sancho from Man Utd
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Jadon Sancho could be off to Juventus in the January transfer window (Picture: Getty)

Italian side Juventus have been handed a boost over their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester United, according to reports.

Sancho looks set to leave United in January amid a nasty fall-out with manager Erik ten Hag – with Juventus, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund all linked.

Juventus wish to take Sancho on loan for the remainder of the season before potentially turning it into a £60m permanent move next summer.

It was thought that the Turin-based side were set to battle La Liga champions Barcelona and Sancho’s former club Borussia Dortmund for the Englishman.

However, Barcelona are unable to make a move in January unless there is an unexpected squad departure – and despite Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic being in ‘regular contact’ with Sancho – senior figures at the club have raised concerns over his discipline.

New reports now confirm that a switch to Barcelona or Borussia Dortmund is thought to be unrealistic, moving Juventus into pole position, with Sancho believed to be more likely to join a team in Europe rather than an English side.

Sancho has not played for United since August with United boss Ten Hag viewing the winger as a disruptive influence on the rest of his squad.

It was thought that Sancho could return from the cold if he said sorry to his boss, but there is now a growing feeling that Ten Hag will view any potential apology as an empty gesture and it will not satisfy him.

United are prepared to take a ‘significant loss’ on Sancho, having splashed out £73m on him in 2021.

Sancho is currently banned from all of United’s first-team facilities, even including the team dining room.

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