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Football rumours from the media

Jadon Sancho and Nikola Maksimovic lead Thursday’s gossip roundup.

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Jadon Sancho/ Nikola Maksimovic (Mike Egerton/ Martin Rickett/PA)

Jadon Sancho/ Nikola Maksimovic (Mike Egerton/ Martin Rickett/PA)

Jadon Sancho/ Nikola Maksimovic (Mike Egerton/ Martin Rickett/PA)

The coronavirus pandemic could end up being a help to Manchester United’s pursuit of <strong>Jadon Sancho</strong>. The Daily Star, citing a report from Dutch outlet Sport 1, says the financial strain placed on Borussia Dortmund from the pandemic could see the club willing to part with the 20-year-old forward for less than his £105.6m valuation.

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According to The Sun, Tottenham are eyeing a free transfer for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic. The 29-year-old is out of contract this summer, with Spurs manager Jose Mourinho eager to bolster his side’s defensive capabilities.

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Christoph Baumgartner (right) is on the radar at Old Trafford (Liam McBurney/PA)

Christoph Baumgartner (right) is on the radar at Old Trafford (Liam McBurney/PA)

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Christoph Baumgartner (right) is on the radar at Old Trafford (Liam McBurney/PA)

Manchester United are believed to be monitoring Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner. The Sun reports the Red Devils are most likely to make a bid for the 21-year-old in the summer in order to nab the youngster before his current price tag of £16m gets too far out of reach.

West Brom have reportedly agreed to a loan deal for Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne. The Express & Star says the 29-year-old is now expected to fly to England for a medical and could even make his debut in Saturday’s crucial clash with Fulham.

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Galatasaray have reportedly made a move for Newcastle&rsquo;s DeAndre Yedlin (Nick Potts/PA)

Galatasaray have reportedly made a move for Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin (Nick Potts/PA)

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Galatasaray have reportedly made a move for Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin (Nick Potts/PA)

DeAndre Yedlin: Galatasaray have made an offer for the Newcastle wing-back, according to ESPN.

Florian Neuhaus: The Daily Mirror says Spurs could move for the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, if Dele Alli is allowed to leave for Paris St-Germain.

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