Dortmund target Jonathan Ikone as Sancho's replacement
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Dortmund target Jonathan Ikone as Sancho's replacement

Manchester United has been given a timely boost in their pursuit for Jadon Sancho after it was revealed that Borussia Dortmund is looking to get Jonathan Ikone as his replacement.

Ikoné has been brilliant for Lille in the French Ligue One this season and there are reports from FranceFootball that the 23-year-old might be on his way to the Bundesliga.

“For several weeks, Borussia Dortmund officials have been looking for Jadon Sancho’s successor. At BVB, the profile of Jonathan Ikoné (23) pleases Marco Rose, who will take up his coaching duties on July 1.

“(Rose) regularly watches LOSC matches and has already expressed his wish to enlist Mike Maignan (25) as a goalkeeper to replace Marwin Hitz at Dortmund. The decision-makers of the recent winners of the German Cup are said to be willing to spend €25m to secure his services by offering him a four-season deal.

“In order to convince him, they planned to invite him to visit the facilities and the magnificent Signal Iduna Park, as they did to seduce Erling Haaland a year and a half ago,” the report said.

Sancho is said to be interested in returning to England after failing to secure a move last summer with Man United still his preferred destination despite other tabloids having linked him with Chelsea and Liverpool.

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