Manchester City will be entitled to a huge financial windfall if Jadon Sancho completes his big-money move to rivals Manchester United.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bolster his ranks this summer, and Borussia Dortmund star Sancho remains his top target.
It is understood the Bundesliga giants are holding out for a fee of around 120million euros (£106million).
Should Sancho make the move, City would pocket £15million, as the Etihad club installed a 15 per cent sell-on fee when they sold the winger to Dortmund in 2018.
Despite the interest, Manchester United manager Solskjaer kept his cards close to his chest as discussions over the Borussia Dortmund star continue.
The Old Trafford giants are hoping to make the 20-year-old their marquee signing in a summer when, given the coronavirus pandemic's impact, few other clubs can get near Dortmund's lofty asking price.
It is understood discussions are ongoing about a deal for the England international and Solskjaer gave little away when asked about the benefit of getting transfers completed early.
"This transfer window is a long one and every transfer takes its course," the United boss said as talk about Sancho dominates social media and column inches.
"It is what it is. At the moment, I've got no updates for you anyway so if there's any news, we'll update you."
United's interest in Sancho is well documented and it would clearly be an advantage to get the deal boxed off sooner rather than later, even if talk of Dortmund's Monday deadline to strike an agreement surprised some at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer's side will be just 60 miles south of Dortmund from Sunday barring an almighty shock in Wednesday's Europa League clash against LASK.
United won first leg of the last-16 tie 5-0 in Austria back on March 12 and a Cologne quarter-final against Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir will be the reward for wrapping things up at an empty Old Trafford.
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