JADON SANCHO is back in England and can complete a deadline day move to Manchester United – if the Red Devils can finally agree to a fee with Borussia Dortmund.
The Three Lions winger, 20, could be in trouble after being filmed at Tammy Abraham's surprise birthday party in clear breach of coronavirus rules.
The FA examined footage – in which Sancho can be seen singing with a mask around his chin – and said there will be no change to the England team at this stage with the squad to meet-up on Monday.
Despite the drama, Man Utd will be buoyed by the fact their top target is in the country.
His mere presence in the country makes any potential deadline day deal all the more simple.
The Old Trafford side have been chasing Sancho all summer.
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United missed the German giants' initial August 10 deadline after refusing to stump up their £108million asking fee.
United had hoped to coax Dortmund into selling with an initial offer of closer to £70m up front, with the remainder paid in instalments.
But the Bundesliga side refused to budge.
Man Utd officials were still confident they could conclude a deal before the transfer deadline.
United chiefs believed Dortmund would panic as the deadline drew ever closer and would be forced into accepting a cut-price bid.
Time and time again, club chief Michael Zorc reiterated that he has no intention of selling – with captain Marco Reus reinforcing that stance.
And, on Friday, Zorc claimed the club would continue to stand firm.
Dortmund maintain they hold the position of power, with Sancho not out of contract until the summer of 2023.
Zorc revealed: "Of course we communicated with Manchester United in the past.
"But everything there is to tell on this matter from our end has already been said.
"And that won't change over the next three days."
However, Sancho was left out of the Dortmund squad who played Freiburg on Saturday due to 'illness'.
The winger also missed the German Supercup final defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday due to a ‘respiratory infection’.
Sancho's continued absence only further fuelled speculation United will make a last-ditch attempt to take him back to England.
Man Utd will be even more desperate to complete the signing of Sancho after their 6-1 humiliation at home to Tottenham.
United had already lost at home to Crystal Palace before sneaking a controversial, late win over Brighton, with a lot of help from the woodwork.
But after Sunday's appalling display, Old Trafford chiefs could finally be convinced to pay whatever it takes to sign Sancho.
Club legend Gary Neville took a swipe at United's behaviour during the transfer window, calling it "embarrassing".
However, the club are on the brink of signing Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles in deals which will take the edge of the poor summer.
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