Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has opened the door for his former player Jadon Sancho to head to Manchester United, after he insisted he wouldn’t make a move to bring the English youngster back to the Etihad as a replacement for Leroy Sane. City are expected to dip into the transfer market to bring in a new winger to replace Sane, who looks set to sign for Bayern Munich.
Guardiola will have a difficult job on his hands in the upcoming transfer window.
The Citizens, who are currently 23 points behind newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool, will need to find replacements for two key players.
Sane appears set to sign for Bayern in the coming days, and is believed to be in Munich to agree personal terms.
The transfer fee is expected to be £50million, significantly less than the £80m they agreed last summer.
David Silva will also be leaving, giving City a hole to fill in their attack for next season.
Sancho, who left City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 after a falling-out with club officials, reportedly told friends recently that he would go back to the Etihad if his old club made an approach for him.
The English youngster is desperately wanted by United ahead of the upcoming window, but there are concerns that the Red Devils will be unable to pay Dortmund’s demanded fee.
The Bundesliga giants want £116m, while United will apparently only spend £50m on a single player in the upcoming window.