Manchester United look like they will have to dig deeper if they want to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer.
The German giants are hoping to make a healthy profit on the 19-year-old, if he returns to the Premier League this summer.
Sancho quit Manchester City for the Bundesliga in pursuit of regular football three years ago and has emerged as one of the top young talents in European football.
He has already scored 19 goals for club and country this campaign and United were told they would have had to pay £100million for Dortmund to have even considered a sale in January.
But with Liverpool and Chelsea both in the market also in the market for the talented forward, that figure is expected to inflate.
According to German publication Bild, Dortmund are now hopeful they can demand around £121m (€140m) for Sancho.
The report adds that while that would not be enough to price out United, it could mean that Liverpool and Chelsea look elsewhere for cheaper options.
Sancho would not be guaranteed to start every match at Anfield, given the form of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but that would not be the case at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists his team are under no pressure to offload their star man and that Sancho is happy at the club.
“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.
“It’s not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund.
“We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon.”
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