Fabrizio Romano reveals Man Utd player is '99% gone' ahead of transfer window
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Fabrizio Romano has provided a fresh update on Jadon Sancho, who he believes is '99% gone' and out of Erik ten Hag's plans.
The 23-year-old has been banished from the first-team squad since September after a row with Ten Hag about his effort levels in training.
Sancho missed the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal and publicly claimed he was being made a 'scapegoat' by his manager.
He's since deleted the post but has refused to apologise to Ten Hag. It's expected Sancho will depart Old Trafford in the January transfer window, and it's a view shared by transfer expert Romano.
During his weekly segment on The United Stand, Romano explained: "My expectation is still the same.
"Jadon Sancho leaving Man United in January and Antony staying at least until the end of the season…"
Sancho joined United from Borussia Dortmund in a £73 million deal back in 2021.
It's unlikely United would recoup that fee, given the England international's underwhelming Premier League career.
Romano also addressed the speculation surrounding another United forward.
Antony has struggled this season and is yet to score or register an assist.
He came off just past the hour mark on Saturday afternoon as United searched for a breakthrough against Fulham.
The winger was replaced by Facundo Pellistri, who assisted Bruno Fernandes for a 91st-minute winner at Craven Cottage.
Shortly after the full-time whistle, rumours from Brazil claimed Antony was in line for a loan move to Flamengo, with striker Gabriel Barbosa moving in the opposite direction.
United are short of options up front, with summer signing Rasmus Hojlund yet to score in the Premier League and Anthony Martial's deal set to expire next summer.
Romano has shot down any chance of Antony making an exit in the winter in exchange for Barbosa, offering an explanation as to where the rumour came from.
He added: “No, no, at this moment, there is absolutely nothing.
"The idea is for Antony to stay at Manchester United, doing his best for Manchester United. From what I’m hearing, there is no negotiation at all at this point.
“I think we saw this rumour because both Gabriel Barbosa and Antony share the same agent so I think it was really easy to create that kind of story but, at the same time, there is no negotiation, nothing concrete."
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