Sunday, March 29
- Manchester United have been handed hope in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
- Timo Werner may already have a shirt preference if he was to join Liverpool.
- Express Sport understands Chelsea have made an approach to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma.
- Follow Express Sport for all the latest transfer rumours from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and more.
Man Utd handed Jadon Sancho transfer boost
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admitting he would ‘respect’ what the player wants.
However, Watzke also warned anybody hoping to sign the England international this summer would have to stump up the cash because the Bundesliga side aren’t in need of the funds.
United are frontrunners in the race to sign Sancho at present despite the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid being keen too.
And Dortmund chief Watzke, while admitting he’d like to keep the 20-year-old, has admitted he’ll respect the wishes of the player.
“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us,” Watzke told Bild.
“At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants.”
Timo Werner would have Liverpool number preference
By the start of next season, Timo Werner could be a Liverpool player. The Reds appear to be at the front of the queue for his signature and there is optimism on Merseyside that a deal can be done.
He reportedly has a release clause in the region of £50million which is due to expire at the end of April.
If he was to seal a switch to Anfield, it looks like he will have his work cut out selecting a shirt number.
Numbers 16, 17 and 19 are all available but would leave Werner pretty short of choice.
But if history is anything to go by, there is one number Werner would definitely fancy.
Werner wore the No 19 shirt at Stuttgart, the club where he first burst onto the scene.
For that reason, it’s more than likely that he would happily wear it again. It has huge sentimental value to him already.
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Chelsea make contact for Gianluigi Donnarumma transfer
Express Sport understands Chelsea have asked super-agent Mino Raiola to keep them updated on contract talks between AC Milan and highly-rated goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Italian international is entering into the final 12 months of his contract and Milan want to tie him down to a longer-term deal as soon as they can.
But renowned hard negotiator Raiola is aware that interest is high with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain as well as The Blues courting his client and is ready to play hard-ball.
Donnarumma, 21, is rated at around £55million by Milan which wouldn’t be a problem for Chelsea who are looking to sell Spanish shot-stopper Kepa this summer.
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