It was back in October 2018 that the Jadon Sancho-Manchester United transfer saga truly began.

Jose Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford and as consideration over the squad turned to additions for the following year, Sancho began to emerge as a target.

Mourinho did not manage to see out the year but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped into the fold and the plan to target Sancho has remained.

This summer will be the sixth successive transfer window in which Sancho has been linked with a move to United and each year the chances of a deal being struck improve.

It’s a good sign for fans who have dreamed of seeing him walk out at Old Trafford yet there is still work to be done before this is a reality.