Report: Jadon Sancho decides he wants Tottenham transfer; Spurs unsure deal will be done

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City takes the ball past Reece James of Chelsea during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on April...

Manchester City's Jadon Sancho has reportedly decided that he wants to join Tottenham.

Jadon Sancho of England celebrates after the UEFA Under-17 EURO Qualifier between U17 Austria and U17 England on October 30, 2016 at Anghel Iordanescu stadium in Voluntari, Romania.

According to a report from ESPN, Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho has decided that he wants to join Tottenham Hotspur - but Spurs are 'not confident' that a deal will be done.

After snapping up their first signings of the summer with the additions of Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez on Wednesday, Tottenham now appear to be keen on adding more new signings to their squad before the transfer deadline next Thursday.

Fans are keen for more first-team additions, but having seen the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane develop under Mauricio Pochettino - and with Kyle Walker-Peters and Harry Winks also coming through the ranks - Spurs could still focus on young English talent.

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City and Mason Mount of Chelsea in action during the FA Youth Cup Final, second leg between Chelsea and Mancherster City at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2017 in...

Throughout the summer, Tottenham have been strongly linked with a move to sign Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho, having failed with an attempt to have him included in Kyle Walker's move to the Etihad Stadium - but they may still have a chance of signing him.

ESPN report that Sancho is desperate to leave City in order to find first-team opportunities elsewhere, and he has decided that he wants to join Tottenham, rather than their North London rivals Arsenal.

The situation is complicated though. Sancho can leave immediately for a compensation fee of around £3million to £4million, but he would require permission from City to play for another club before his scholarship ends next summer - and Tottenham are allegedly 'not confident' that City would allow that, as they desperately fight to keep the teenager.

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City takes the ball past Reece James of Chelsea during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on April...

That could leave Sancho in the wilderness for a year if Tottenham do press ahead with a deal to prise the wide man from his scholarship deal, unless City have a change of heart over the next week.

Sancho, 17, joined City from Watford back in 2015, and he has been touted as one of the country's top young players having not only thrived for City at youth level, but also hit 19 goals in 23 games for the England Under-16's and 17's.

Tottenham will now hope to land him in a major coup, and whilst they may face a bumpy road with City to get a deal done, Sancho's preference is to join Spurs - and that is a huge step in the right direction for Pochettino's men.

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