Manchester United are preparing a £75 million bid to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho before the European Championships in 2020, according to the Independent.
The 18-year-old has established himself as one of Europe's most promising prospects in recent seasons after breaking into the Dortmund team at the start of 2017-18.
The England Under-21 international has impressed in the Bundesliga with his versatility, his ability to play anywhere across the flanks and as a false No 9, and his creativity has made him a prime target for some of Europe's top clubs.
The Independent report that United have considered a move for the former Manchester City academy starlet for some time but are now hoping to launch a bid to tempt him to Old Trafford.
They believe they would be able to match his wage demands - despite him having signed a contract extension until June 2022 only 12 months ago - and plan to conduct talks over a move for him early in the new year.
Sancho made the breakthrough with Manchester City in the summer of 2016 after spending time on loan with German side Hamburg in the second half of the previous campaign.
He made six appearances in the Premier League, including a start in the final home game of the season, and also played a part in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge of City.
But he was recalled after just six months in England and shipped out to Dortmund on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent move, which has proved a shrewd acquisition for the Bundesliga side, with Sancho scoring nine goals in 22 games.
Sancho and team-mate Sancho are reportedly pushing to have Manchester City's Carabao Cup win 'recognised'
Borussia Dortmund have been keen to tie him down to a new deal in order to fend off interest from the Premier League, however, with Sancho reported to have agreed terms on a contract extension that would see him earn £80,000 a week.
Yet Sancho and his representatives are believed to be pushing to have the Carabao Cup win he helped mastermind - and was named the Player of the Tournament - recognised as he looks to increase his profile in Europe.
Sancho would be the second Englishman to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League in the space of the last two years, following on from Christian Pulisic's move to Chelsea from Dortmund in the summer of 2018.
United had their eye on both Pulisic and Alli before they both made the move to the Premier League.
In the case of Pulisic, who won the Bundesliga with Dortmund before sealing his transfer to Chelsea for a reported £58million, the youngster revealed that he did not expect to leave the Bundesliga and revealed his appreciation for his time in Germany.