Manchester United’s pursuit of Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer seems very unlikely after the German club insisted the England international will play for them next season.
United who have been heavily linked to sign the 21-year-old attacker were hopeful of sealing the deal this summer but failed to meet Dortmund’s deadline to sign him earlier on Monday.
But on Monday after the Dortmund star jetted off to join his team mates in Switzerland for the preseason training, club chief Michael Zorc insisted Manchester United have no chance of signing the attacker.
‘We plan with Jadon Sancho. He’ll play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions,’ Zorc said.
As reported by Sportsmail, Michael Zorc went on to reveal that the club secretly renewed Sancho’s contract until 2023 a year ago and German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten based in Dortmund have also reported that no buy-out clause was included in his contract.
United and Dortmund were understood not to have reached agreement on the valuation with BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisting on holding to a £108million price tag for the 20-year-old attacker.