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Southgate responds to speculations Sancho distracted by Man Utd move

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BVB and Red Devils finally reached an agreement, and a high-profile transfer is expected to be completed at the end of Euro 2020.

Gareth Southgate denies talks of Jadon Sancho being distracted by his Manchester United move saying the player has been training at his “best level” with England.

Borussia Dortmund confirmed at the start of the month they have agreed to sell Sancho to Manchester United for €85 million.

The 21-year-old has reportedly committed to signing a five-year deal at Old Trafford with an option to extend it for a further year.

Sancho is currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020 and has been afforded just six minutes of playing time.

It has been reported the winger’s transfer saga has been negatively affecting his training performance with the Three Lions, but Southgate suggests there is no truth to any such rumors.

“No, in fact I think Jadon over the last seven days has trained at the best level in the time with us,” the England boss said, per Independent.

“You accept there are lots of ongoing transfer situations and nobody is coming in for talks, nobody is going out for talks, but we can’t stop people’s phones ringing, we can’t stop business happening outside of that.

“You have to just trust the players and I think they’re all very focused.

“I haven’t really had a long discussion with him about it at this moment because that’s story has been going for 12 months, really.

“When everything is sort of confirmed, I’m sure I’ll have a chat with him.

“There’s so much speculation about all of our players that I don’t pick up every little individual piece but of course I’m checking in with the players every day and seeing how they are.

“The biggest thing is he has been very focused in his training and that’s been good.”