Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have made a move to sign Jadon Sancho and are favourites to land the Borussia Dortmund man, according to source in Germany.
Former Norway striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who is now reporter for Norwegian television channel Viasport says “a very good source in Germany” has informed him that Liverpool are in pole position to sign England forward Sancho.
Fjortoft, 52, whose former clubs include Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, has tweeted that “Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho (sic)”.
He also states the 19-year-old attacker, who was on the scoresheet in Dortmund’s win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday, wants to leave as early as next month in the winter transfer window.
From a very good source in Germany:
Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho.
Sancho wants to leave the club already in January
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) December 2, 2019
However, those reports upped a notch last week when the Independent claimed Sancho had been cleared to leave the Westfallonstadion in January after another show of ill-discipline saw him axed from the starting line-up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.
As per the report, coach Lucien Favre claimed he preferred to select players who are “focused and ready”, and his stance would lead to a ‘bidding war’ for his services in the winter window with both Liverpool and Man Utd poised to submit offers.
Furthermore, Saturday’s papers claimed Chelsea have added Sancho to their list of targets in January, should their transfer sanctions be lifted; leading to a likely three-way chase for the talented teenager.
However, Dormund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said on Saturday he was confident Dortmund had put a lid on the row between player and manager, meaning Sancho should remain with the Bundesliga giants until at least until the end of the season.
“We’ve cleared everything internally in the team and with the player,” Zorc told a news conference on Friday ahead of the trip to Hertha Berlin.
“It’s done, we’re looking forward. Jadon is another regular player and he is part of our team.
“I believe that when he came on against Barcelona, we witnessed a good response and he did a very good job.
“I do not have the impression that he wants to prepare for a January move. We talked to him and his agency. We hope he shows his best possible performance on Saturday.”
Sancho responded with a neat right-foot finish in the weekend’s win over Hertha Berlin to take his season’s tally to seven.