Jadon Sancho's proposed move to Manchester United looks to have taken a step closer following reports the Dortmund forward is on the verge of agreeing personal terms with the club.
It is no secret that the 20-year-old star is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No.1 target this summer, with the Red Devils boss wowed by Sancho's blistering performances in the Bundesliga this season.
The two teams are yet to reach an agreement over a transfer fee, with Dortmund thought to be holding out for at least £100million, but it is thought they are currently in discussions over a potential staggered payment arrangement.
According to the Daily Mail, however, personal terms with the player have proved nowhere near as difficult to negotiate, and they claim discussions over his salary and length of contract have proved fruitful.
Sancho is currently thought to earn around £75,000-a-week in Germany, and he would no doubt receive a huge pay rise in addition to lucrative add-ons if he does make the switch to Old Trafford.
Dortmund have set an August 10 deadline for the transfer of the England international to be done, before they head to their Swiss pre-season training camp.
Solskjaer, meanwhile, wants Sancho in place with plenty of time before the start of the new season after seeing deals for Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes drag to the final throes of the previous two transfer windows - something he is keen to avoid this summer.
It’s claimed by Bild that United are seeking to hand over £61million now, with a further £44million in the next two years.
That would see United pay out another £26.5million in 2021 and the remaining £17.5million in 2022.
That is something, it's stated, the German side "would not say no to", given it ensures the cash is forthcoming, and pays enough into their accounts right now to more than buy a straight replacement.