Dortmund close in on signing West Ham target Donyell Malen

Borussia Dortmund are edging closer to striking a deal for PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen, who has been linked with a move to West Ham United.

Donyell Malen joined Arsenal from Ajax’s youth set-up in 2015 and spent two years at the north London outfit before returning to the Netherlands in the summer of 2017.

According to reports from Germany, Dortmund are closing in on a permanent deal to bring Malen as a rumoured replacement to Jadon Sancho. Sancho is being linked with a move to manchester united and Dortmund are being linked with Malen as a replacement.

Over the last few seasons, the striker has established himself as a key player for PSV Eindhoven and is attracting transfer interest from several clubs. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to West Ham, with Hammers’ boss David Moyes naming him as a player to watch at the ongoing European Championship.

However, Dortmund appears to be close to striking a deal with PSV Eindhoven for the 22-year-old striker who has chosen the Bundesliga club over West Ham. Dortmund have set their sights on bringing in Malen which will enable them to sell Sancho to United.

Sancho is currently with England for Euro 2020 although the winger was not in the squad for their opening win over Croatia. The Red Devils expect to complete the signing of Sancho after the Euros this summer. United have agreed to personal terms with the 21-year-old set to pocket £350,000/week in a five-year deal.

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