Borussia Dortmund have reminded Manchester United that Jadon Sancho is not for sale “at any cost”.
United have made Sancho their number one target this summer. However, the Red Devils have missed the deadline to sign him that Dortmund imposed.
The Bundesliga club wanted his future sorted out before their pre-season camp began last week. But as of yet, United have not made an official offer for the winger.
Nevertheless, Old Trafford chiefs remain confident of pursuing a deal for Sancho. While Dortmund’s deadline has passed, the transfer window remains open until October.
Therefore, Sancho would be ready to leave if United made a “realistic offer”, according to reports on Monday.
But Dortmund continue to insist that the 20-year-old will not be on the move.
Their CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has now added further doubt to United’s pursuit. Despite Dortmund posting a loss of €44m for the financial year ending on 30th June 2020, Watzke insists they are under no pressure to sell.
“We weren’t in a situation where we had to sell at any cost,” he said of the Sancho situation (via Manchester Evening News). “Clubs noticed that too.”
Hence, Dortmund are remaining strong in their stance on Sancho. However, reports have indicated they would not be against letting him leave next summer.
As football finances may have changed by then, Dortmund think they can spark a bidding war for the player in 2021.
Indeed, Man Utd are the only suitor for Sancho this summer. But if they really have missed their chance, they might have to beat a lot of competition to him next year.