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Borussia Dortmund ‘line up transfer for Lyon megastar Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho substitute’

Borussia Dortmund ‘line up move for Lyon winger Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho replacement’ with Old Trafford giants hoping to tie up deal for £110m-rated superstar this summer

  • Manchester United were handed a boost in their attempt to sign Jadon Sancho 
  • Borussia Dortmund are said to have lined up Memphis Depay as his replacement 
  • Depay had endured a mixed spell at United but help his former club this summer 
  • Dortmund continue to stand firm on their £110m valuation of prize asset Sancho 

Manchester United have reportedly been handed a boost in their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho this summer – with Borussia Dortmund appearing to have already lined up his replacement.

Former Old Trafford star Memphis Depay, who played for the club between 2015 and 2017, has been linked with a £40million move to the Bundesliga giants in the event that Sancho does switch to Old Trafford. 

According to Bild, Depay is keen to leave Lyon after missing out on Champions League football and may prove integral in the Sancho saga.

Borussia Dortmund have lined up Lyon star Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho's replacement

Borussia Dortmund have lined up Lyon star Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho’s replacement

Manchester United are attempting to wrap up a mega deal for the £110million-rated superstar

Manchester United are attempting to wrap up a mega deal for the £110million-rated superstar

England international Sancho remains United’s key target over the coming weeks but negotiations have unsurprisingly proven complex.

Dortmund have continued to stand firm over their hefty £110m valuation of their prize asset and it remains to be seen whether United chiefs are willing to match that price tag.

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But recent reports have suggested that the club are now fully focused on snaring Sancho, having cooled interest in Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish, and negotiations are set to rumble on.

Depay has been identified as Dortmund’s contingency plan – and United fans will be familiar with the Dutch wideman.

Depay joined United in 2015 but failed to deliver wearing the iconic no 7 shirt and was sold

Depay joined United in 2015 but failed to deliver wearing the iconic no 7 shirt and was sold

England international Sancho is United's key target but negotiations have proven complex

England international Sancho is United’s key target but negotiations have proven complex

The 26-year-old moved to England in a £30m deal from PSV Eindhoven and had been handed the heavy burden of United’s famed No 7 shirt. 

He managed just two league goals in a season and a half, however, and was promptly shipped out to Lyon for just £14m. 

But the tricky star has enjoyed improved fortunes in Ligue 1, and Depay is now open to a new challenge after his club fell short of clinching elite European football for the next campaign. 

Sancho, meanwhile, enjoyed yet another superb season with Dortmund after scoring 20 goals and recording 18 assists.


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