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Man United To Use Jesse Lingard In Bid To Finally Seal Jadon Sancho Transfer From Borussia Dortmund

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Man United To Use Jesse Lingard In Bid To Finally Seal Jadon Sancho Transfer From Borussia Dortmund

Jesse Lingard could reportedly make a surprising switch to Borussia Dortmund as part of Manchester United's deal to finally land Jadon Sancho.

The 28-year-old England international has undergone a career resurgence after he signed on loan for West Ham in January.

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But Lingard's long-term future at United remains in doubt as his current contract will expire in 2022.

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West Ham manager David Moyes is an admirer of the United loanee and is keen to make his switch to the London Stadium permanent.

However, Lingard's £100,000-a-week wage demands could prove to be a major stumbling block to push ahead with the deal.

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United could snub a deal with West Ham and use Lingard in their pursuit of Sancho, according to The Sun.

Dortmund are reportedly keeping a close watch on Lingard and would be keen to sign him if they lose Sancho in the summer.

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United were heavily linked with Sancho last summer and he has been a top transfer target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Sun reports that Dortmund are holding out on a £100m fee for the 21-year-old English star, though the price could be dropped down with Lingard's inclusion in the deal.

Dortmund's high fee for Sancho would cover the financial loss from the deal as a result of Manchester City's sell-on clause.

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The newly-crowned Premier League champions could receive a hefty £16m from the Sancho deal after inserting the clause during his 2017 move to Germany.

United believe that Lingard is worth around £20m, despite his current contract coming to an end next summer.

Dortmund are continuing to push for a top-four spot and securing Champions League football next season amid intense transfer speculation surrounding Sancho and Erling Haaland.

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Sancho has cast doubt over his future at the German club after openly admitting that he is unsure if he will be at Dortmund next season.

Speaking after Dortmund's 3-2 win over RB Leipzig last weekend, the England international said: "Will I leave the club? I don't know about my future.

"I am very happy here in Dortmund at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Bundesliga

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