• Sancho has been heavily linked with Man Utd move this summer
  • Dortmund, however, are confident he will not leave 
  • Dortmund signed Sancho from Man City last summer

German soccer club Dortmund have claimed that they are confident their star midfielder, Jadon Sancho, will stay at the club despite continued interest from Premier League giants, Manchester United.

However, a source close to the 20-year-old player has revealed that Sancho is not likely to extend his Dortmund contract, which is set to expire in 2022, as reported by Sky Sports. The German side has also made it clear that they will welcome only offers that are at least $124 million or more regarding Sancho’s transfer this summer.

Earlier, Dortmund’s chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke had said that the club would not stop Sancho if he wanted to leave the club ahead of the 2020-21 season.

“You always have to respect what the player wants. We already said before the coronavirus pandemic that our preference is for Jadon to remain with us,” Watzke had said in an interview.

Although they say that there are no front-runners in the race to sign Sancho, there have been reports that state that Man Utd are favorites to rope in the young talent this summer ahead of the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, Chelsea and FC Barcelona. It is understood that Sancho has expressed a wish to join a club that would guarantee him Champions League play next season.

In that case, Man Utd could be in a fix since they are currently placed fifth in the Premier League table, which means, they are one position behind an automatic qualification for the European premier tournament. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co are believed to be desperate to sign the Englishman and are doing everything to figure out a way here.

Even former players have backed the club to sign Sancho this summer saying it would be a great deal for the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United are just outside the Champions League places
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United are just outside the Champions League places AFP / Paul ELLIS

“One player that Man Utd, and Ed Woodward, would probably change their thinking on is Jadon Sancho. He’s worth breaking the bank for. He’s still young, only 20, yet so established. He’s obviously incredibly talented, and although the club will be entering a bidding war if they want to buy him if they have the chance they would be stupid not to,” Paul Ince said in an interview, as reported by Goal.