Jadon Sancho has reportedly joined a Manchester United WhatsApp group – but is still waiting for his transfer paperwork to be delivered.
The Borussia Dortmund winger, 20, is expected to make his switch back to England this summer in a record-breaking deal.
Manchester United are closing in on a £108million move which would make him the Premier League’s most expensive player.
But while personal terms are thought to be agreed for a four-year, £220,000-a-week contract, the final formalities between United and Dortmund need ironing out before anything is signed.
Dortmund were hoping to get it all sorted one way or another by Monday when they head off for pre-season but that United look unlikely to meet that deadline.
Even so, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry, Sancho has been added into a players’ chat with some of the Red Devils stars.
Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, he said: “Manchester United are comfortable at this moment in time that they’re not in any competition for the signature of Jadon Sancho.
“They don’t believe they’re going to be gazumped any no other club because no other club has expressed the same level of interest.
“They’re also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.
“He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and indeed in daily contact with them.
“Therefore United are very comfortable with their position, they believe that Dortmund will come round to the structure that they’ve suggested.
Sancho has been part of the senior England set-up under Gareth Southgate since October 2018, making 11 appearances for the Three Lions.
With the likes of Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka around the team, they will no doubt be trying their best to convince the former Manchester City youngster to head to Old Trafford.
Sancho has also no doubt had plenty of chats about returning to Manchester during his many hours playing Call Of Duty with United’s Rashford, Lingard, Paul Pogba, Daniel James and Brandon Williams.