Jadon Sancho statement has given Marina Granovskaia and Chelsea a timely Kai Havertz reminder

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed that Jadon Sancho will be staying at the club this summer.

Sancho has established himself as one of the most coveted attacking talents in Europe after scoring 17 goals and providing the same amount of assists in the Bundesliga last season.

The English winger’s form has seen him linked with a host of clubs including Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United, with the latter thought to be pushing to complete a deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.

However, according to Dortmund’s sporting director Zorc, Sancho will not be leaving in the summer transfer window after United’s failure to agree a fee close to the German club’s £120million valuation.

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“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, via Dortmund’s official Twitter page.

The situation has some parallels to Chelsea’s pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.

Deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already been completed, but Frank Lampard’s side are also keen to land Havertz this summer.

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The Germany international is thought to be keen on making the switch to west London, but understands Chelsea are still to agree a fee for the 21-year-old, despite personal terms not appearing to be a problem.

Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has already warned Chelsea that they must pay the full asking price – reported to be £90million – for Havertz, otherwise the midfielder will stay at the BayArena for another year.

“No, but with his talent, it means he’s on the list of all the best clubs,” Voller told  La Gazzetta dello Sport, when asked if a deal had already been agreed.

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