Borussia Dortmund have denied holding any negotiations with Manchester United over Jadon Sancho, casting doubt on a move back to the Premier League for the winger.
The Bundesliga club also claimed that they are preparing for next campaign under the assumption that Sancho will still be a part of their team.
Sancho left Manchester City in 2017 to sign for Dortmund and has since established himself as one of the top attackers in Europe.
The Red devils would likely have to part with a huge transfer fee to sign the England international, And Goal claim that Dortmund want £108m for Sancho.
And such a figure might be too high for United, who are prepared to go for other targets, including Bayern winger Kingsley Coman.
But, Dortmund claim that no talks have even taken place between themselves and Solskjaer’s side, which would make it more unlikely that Sancho would be able to leave before the beginning of the campaign.
“So far, there has been no contact between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United in terms of Sancho, either indirectly or through alleged intermediaries,” Borussia Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke told SZ.
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The German side are set to begin pre-season training on Monday, which is the deadline they have set for United to complete any transfer, time is now running out for any deal to be done.
“I assume that Jadon will go to training camp on Monday and play with us for the coming season,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added.
Though he said no offer for Sancho has arrived from United, Watzke insisted that any team interested in the player knows they would have to meet his asking price.
“There has never been an offer for Jadon, but we have pre-emptively given the minimum of what should be paid,” Watzke added. “I don’t expect any difficulties. Jadon has accepted that, he’s a very pleasant, fair guy.”
Sancho has scored 17 goals and provided 17 assists in the 2019-20 season as Dortmund finished in second position, and he has two years left on his contract.