Borussia Dortmund are prepared to keep hold of Jadon Sancho beyond the summer transfer window as they are unlikely to sanction his sale for anything less than £100m , The Telegraph reports.
The England international has been linked with a possible return to his home country at the end of the season with Manchester United mentioned as the favourites to land his signature.
However, there has been no progress in terms of the negotiations and The Telegraph claims that Dortmund are willing to wait for the transfer market to stabilise before considering offers for Sancho.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the transfer valuations of different players have tumbled up to 50 percent and Dortmund are quite clear that they don’t want to lose their prized asset under the current financial climate.
Sancho has been with Dortmund since the summer of 2017 when he made the move from Manchester City for £8m after failing to earn a single senior appearance under manager Pep Guardiola.
The 20-year-old has since tremendous progress with the Bundesliga outfit and has so far contributed 31 goals and 42 assists from 91 appearances across all competitions.
In the same period, the forward has earned the right to represent the England national side under Gareth Southgate and has bagged two goals and three assists from his 11 caps.
Sancho’s current £190,000-a-week deal is due to expire at the end of the 2021/2022 season, meaning that he would have only 12 months remaining on his contract next summer.
Still, Dortmund appear fairly relaxed over the situation and feel they can command a fee much closer their £100m price tag in the summer of 2021, as the financial situation of the clubs improve.
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