Manchester United must submit an ‘exceptional offer’ if they wish to sign Jadon Sancho this summer.
That’s the warning from Dortmung managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, who says the club have no intention of allowing the England winger to leave the Bundesliga giants.
United were keen on signing Sancho last summer but the Red Devils failed to meet Dortmund’s £108m asking price for the former Manchester City winger.
Amad Diallo was signed from Atalanta in a £36m deal after United exhausted talks with Dortmund for Sancho and while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a huge admirer of the 21-year-old, United’s interest has cooled somewhat.
Dortmund risk losing Sancho if they fail to qualify for the Champions League – which would force the club to listen to offers for the winger.
But Watzke has warned the Germans will not sell on the cheap and that only an ‘exceptional offer’ will be considered.
‘I’m not getting involved in probabilities, it’s no good,’ Watzke told DAZN.
‘Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland. We’ll have to speak to Jadon too. If there is an exceptional offer we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always.
‘Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer. Especially with the really big clubs, you can see what kind of wounds Corona has inflicted – and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks.’
Dortmund face Sancho’s former side, Manchester City, at the Etihad this week but the winger is set to miss out through injury.
Sancho hopes to be fit for the second leg but he’ll be devastated to miss out on the opportunity to impress against his former employers.
It is an opportunity, however, for City to watch Erling Haaland up close as Pep Guardiola is interested in signing the Norway striker.