Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has revealed that Manchester United did make an approach for Jadon Sancho this summer.
Former Manchester City winger Sancho was linked with a move back to the Premier League this summer after excelling in two years at Dortmund, becoming a regular in England squads since.
Man Utd were the most heavily linked club, as Sancho would have fitted in with their policy of targeting promising young players like summer signings Daniel James – who recently confirmed he considered giving up football in the past – and Aaron Wan Bissaka.
In an interview with Viasport, former Dortmund midfielder Zorc, who now serves as their sporting director, was asked how close Sancho was to joining United this summer.
“Not close at all,” he insisted.
“We didn’t talk to them. They were asking us for a meeting.
“Sancho is not for sale.”
It’s not the first time Zorc has shed light on Dortmund’s stance on Sancho, with him revealing in August that after a meeting with a consultant, they decided he wasn’t for sale at any price.
Despite Zorc’s insistence, several outlets consider Sancho to be one of United’s top targets for next summer, with ESPN naming him as one of five British players on their wishlist.
After the transfer window closed without him getting a move this year, Sancho admitted he would be open to a Premier League return in the future.
“I can’t tell the future but I wouldn’t mind,” he said. “LaLiga I wouldn’t mind also, but we don’t know yet.”
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