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BVB chiefs admit Man Utd ahead of Chelsea in Sancho battle

Borussia Dortmund insiders admit Manchester United are leading Chelsea in the race for Jadon Sancho's signing.

The London Evening Standard says the England international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's primary target this summer and United are ready to make him the most expensive player in their history.

It is expected to take upwards of £100million prise the 20-year-old away from Dortmund – and there is a growing acceptance in Germany that he will move on at the end of the season.

United are one of only a handful of clubs with the financial power to meet that valuation, with Chelsea also undeterred by a price tag that could reach £120m.

But United are seen as the favourites by well-placed sources at Dortmund, while some at the Bundesliga club are still anticipating an approach from Liverpool.

That is not expected to come, with Jurgen Klopp reluctant to spend the figures required to bring in a player considered no better than the Premier League leaders' current options in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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