Dortmund issue statement after Man Utd target Jadon Sancho spotted in UK


Borussia Dortmund have no concerns about Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho’s trip back to England over the weekend and were informed about it beforehand.

The 20-year-old got United supporters excited on Saturday when he was seen at a house party hosted by rap duo Krept and Konan, with many fans hoping he was in the UK to seal his move to Old Trafford.

Sancho flew to London just hours after a morning training session with the Bundesliga club and is due to return on Monday to start the club’s pre-season training camp – which is the deadline United have been given to finalise the deal.

According to German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund were completely unfazed by claims he wants to force a transfer and were informed by Sancho beforehand that he would be making a visit back home.

Sancho and a some other foreign players – including Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Thomas Meunier – were all given permission to make trips back home until the start of the training camp.

Dortmund will fly to Bad Ragaz in Switzerland on Monday to begin a pre-season boot camp and the club had made it clear to Manchester United they wanted Sancho’s future sorted very soon.

But, there seems to be no breakthrough in talks, with the two teams still negotiating over the structure of the deal, so Jadon Sancho will link up with the rest of the team in Switzerland.

Asked about the pictures from Sancho’s trip to the UK, Dortmund’s director of media and communication Sascha Fligge said: ‘It’s common and fine for players to go home before a training camp if they’re not risky.

‘The same goes for Jadon. From our point of view, the pictures that have been shown to us so far do not violate.’

Dortmund want £108m for Sancho, which United are not willing to pay in full, but the two teams are struggling to agree terms on the structure of the deal – with the German side wanting more money up front – as well as add-ons.


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