Borussia Dortmund chief’s Jadon Sancho transfer statement offers hope to Chelsea and Man United

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has been discussing the future of Jadon Sancho.

It’s almost certain that the 19-year-old will be a hot topic when the summer transfer window opens as there’s talk of him leaving Germany and making a return to the Premier League – three years after leaving Manchester City.

The big news last month according to Sky Germany, is that the England international will leave Dortmund at the end of the season.

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The report stated that Manchester United are keen to take Sancho to Old Trafford and the Telegraph have since reported that the Red Devils are leading the race for the winger’s signature.

Furthermore, the report claims that any deal taking the teenager to United would be a record transfer fee for a Premier League club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are also said to be willing to hand Sancho a massive £200,000-a-week wages if they can reach an agreement with the Bundesliga outfit.

However, it might not be straightforward as Watzke has said that Sancho is happy at the Signal Iduna Park and doesn’t think the winger wants to depart in the summer.

“I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future,” Watzke told BBC Sport.

“In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave.”

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With that said, Watzke admitted it is “not clear what will happen” with Sancho amid links to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester Uniited and Liverpool among other clubs.

“We have a very confidential relationship between us and him and his agents,” he added. “We will discuss it.”

In addition, the Dortmund chief insists they will not be swayed by money as he believes they stand to benefit from keeping hold of Sancho rather than selling to the highest bidder.

“It’s not a question of money,” he added. “For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia…


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