Transfer Talk: Juventus handed boost in Sancho pursuit
Jadon Sancho's prospects of a Manchester United exit are increasing as Jim Ratcliffe edges closer to becoming a minority shareholder at the club.
Sancho, 23, has been isolated from the first-team squad by head coach Erik ten Hag since September after hitting back at criticism he received following his side's Premier League defeat at Arsenal.
The England international joined the Red Devils two years ago from Borussia Dortmund for £73million but has not lived up to his price tag, scoring just 12 times in all competitions so far.
But a fresh start could soon be on the cards for the winger with Juventus pushing for a bargain deal, according to Italian sources.
Reports claim the Old Lady will initially angle for a loan agreement, although United would prefer a permanent solution.
Recouping the hefty fee they paid for the Manchester City academy product looks unlikely, however — so getting some of his wages off the books may prove the shrewdest alternative.
It is also suggested the potential appointment of Juve executive Jean-Claude Blanc as United's new CEO, which is expected to happen when Ratcliffe's investment is confirmed, would aid a deal.
Clubs in Saudi Arabia have also shown an interest in Sancho but reports suggest he has no desire in making the move to the Middle East.
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