Manchester United will have to break the bank to land England ace Jadon Sancho.
That's the warning from Borussia Dortmund bosses – who have made it clear to those interested in Sancho that they will not sell him on the cheap.
United are leading the race to land Sancho in the next transfer window and are increasingly confident of luring the £100m-rated star to Old Trafford.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admits he will be powerless to stop Sancho leaving the German outfit if he wants to.
But he has made it clear Sancho will only be sold if the likes of United are willing to pay a top price for the 20-year-old – once the transfer market returns to normal following the coronavirus crisis.
He said: "We said before coronavirus that our favourite idea is that Jadon will stay with us.
"I can clearly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, do not have to believe that they can go on a bargain tour with us. We don't have to sell anyone below value."
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Sancho has established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe since leaving Manchester City to join Dortmund for just £8m in 2017.
He has become an integral part of the side as well as forcing his way into Gareth Southgate's England team.
United are the front runners to land Sancho should he decide to leave – and would be willing to shell out the asking price.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona and Juventus have also been keeping tabs on Sancho but are reluctant to get involved in a bidding war that could see Dortmund accept a bid closer to £120m.
Before the pandemic halted the season, Sancho had scored 17 goals in all competitions for Dortmund as well as providing 19 assists to leave Dortmund in second place in the Bundesliga and challenging for the title with Bayern Munich.
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