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Liverpool stance on Jadon Sancho transfer as Jurgen Klopp faces making key decisions

Liverpool have contacted Borussia Dortmund about Jadon Sancho as they keep tabs on what is shaping up to be this summer’s biggest transfer saga.

But Mirror Sport understands Sancho favours a return to England with Manchester United.

Dortmund have been resigned to the Three Lions sensation leaving this summer for some time.

But they remain hopeful of receiving more than the £105million they claimed from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, Sancho’s predecessor in the No.7 shirt, in 2017.

Dortmund hope to hit the £120million mark with the winger’s sale.

And Mirror Sport has revealed that ex-Man City starlet Sancho is keen to return to the Premier League, with United in pole position.

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The Red Devils are prepared to hand over a £200,000-a-week contract, having earmarked him out as an integral signing this summer.

But after a stunning campaign in the Bundesliga, in which he has scored 12 times in 19 games, while also adding 13 assists for teammates, Liverpool are keen to be kept abreast of the developing situation surrounding the youngster.

With Liverpool entering into a club-record deal with Nike – who also sponsor Sancho – the Daily Mail claim that the Reds want Jurgen Klopp to smooth talk his former club.

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The Premier League leaders remain keen on the player, who has long been highly-rated by Klopp.

Klopp has spoken in the past of his admiration for Sancho, and last February revealed he would have been keen to take him from City three years ago – but knew they wouldn’t sell to the Reds.

Two-and-a-half years on, that won’t have changed.

Klopp admitted it would be ‘very difficult’ to improve his squad, but Sancho is one player who could do just that.

However, having shone as a first-team regular for BVB, Klopp would need to persuade him to move to Anfield knowing that he would not be first-choice with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all in situ.

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Then there is the case of the German wanting to keep pathways open to the first-team for young stars Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Rhian Brewster.

The performances of Jones and Elliott in particular have enthused the Reds boss and he believes both can emerge in the next 12 months with opportunity.

Signing Sancho has the potential to block their path and could stifle their development. As such, Klopp has decisions to make.

For their part, United know that they face a battle to sell Old Trafford to Sancho if they miss out on Champions League football.

But they too have already made moves to ensure they don’t miss out on his signature this summer.

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