The £3.5m reason why Man Utd will hope Dortmund win the Champions League

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Jadon Sancho’s success at Dortmund could help fund Manchester United’s summer transfer plans.

Manchester United’s bank balance is set to receive a significant boost following Borussia Dortmund’s progression to the Champions League final.

The Bundesliga side eliminated Paris Saint-Germain over two legs to set up a Wembley meeting against either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich next month. BVB haven’t won the competition since 1997, but should they lift the trophy for a second time, it will help United’s financial outlook.

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That’s due to the terms of Jadon Sancho’s loan deal at Dortmund. The winger returned to the German club in January for an initial fee of €3.5m (£3m), plus add-ons that could rise to €7.5m (£6.5m). Those extra clauses have not been fully disclosed, but it’s understood they relate to details such as appearances and Dortmund’s Champions League success.

ManchesterWorld understands that the side’s progression to the Champions League final was one of those clauses, meaning an additional payment will now be made, while Sancho’s wages will be paid in full if Dortmund win the competition.

Meanwhile, there is no permanent option in Sancho’s loan move, and any summer transfer to the Westfalenstadion would result in the player taking a significant wage decrease.

The winger has impressed during his second stint at Dortmund, especially in the Champions League. Sancho has started all six knockout games and was one of the standout performers across the two legs against PSG. The 24-year-old was also voted player of the match in the last-16 second-leg win over PSV Eindhoven.

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Sancho’s long-term future remains uncertain, although it seems almost impossible that he will return to Old Trafford if Erik ten Hag is manager next season. The pair had a public falling out that resulted in the former Manchester City youth-team star being banished from the first-team set-up for four months prior to his mid-season exit in January.

Sancho claimed Ten Hag’s criticism of his training performance was 'completely untrue' and that he had been made a 'scapegoat' by the former Ajax boss.

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