Jadon Sancho had no intention of signing for Manchester United during the summer window, according to Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene at Westfalenstadion last campaign, having arrived in Germany from Manchester City for a £9 million fee in August 2017.
Sancho contributed 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga matches in the 2018-19 season, helping Dortmund fight Bayern Munich for the German title.
United expressed an interest in the teenager when the summer transfer window opened , but were ultimately unable to negotiate a deal to bring him back to England.
Dortmund chief Zorc claims the club were unwilling to sell Sancho at any price, but the England international also had no interest in returning to Manchester in any case.
“A hot topic right now is Sancho and Manchester United,” Zorc said in the Amazon Prime documentary ‘Inside Borussia Dortmund’ .
“Both his discussions with the club and mine with the consultants. A meeting did take place. Manchester United invited the consultant.
“But, according to what I know, the consultant told the club that no matter how much money they offer, we won’t let him go this summer.
“But the player also has no intention of taking that step this summer.”
Sancho has continued his rise to prominence at the start of the new campaign, netting two goals in three games for Dortmund while also laying on three assists.
Sancho scored a brace in a 5-3 win for the Three Lions on Tuesday night , his first goals at international level, having made his debut with the team last October.