Jadon Sancho convinced Man Utd are his future – despite Borussia Dortmund comments

Jadon Sancho is convinced his future lies at Manchester United despite Borussia Dortmund’s insistence he’d be staying put, reports say. The England international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target for the summer transfer window. But, as things stand, a possible deal for the 20-year-old sits in limbo.

For Manchester United boss Solskjaer, Sancho is a necessity.

While the club are eyeing alternatives such as Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa, of Bayern Munich and Juventus respectively, the Norwegian is hellbent on landing the 20-year-old.

However, United have found negotiations with Dortmund tough so far. The Bundesliga giants are sticking to their £108million valuation of the England international, insisting they won’t let him go for a penny less.

On Monday afternoon, Dortmund upped the ante with sporting director Michael Zorc saying: “We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final.

”I think that answers all our questions.

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“Last summer we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances. So in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then.”

However, despite those words, the Evening Standard say Sancho is convinced his future lies at United.

He’s eager to return to the city of Manchester, having previously spent time there while on the books of Manchester City as a youngster.

Sancho is already part of a close United group that includes Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams.

And he’s still hopeful he’ll move to United this transfer window, despite Dortmund insisting he’d be staying at the Westfalenstadion for another 12 months.


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Meanwhile, United legend Paul Scholes has sent a message to his old side about Sancho – warning they can’t afford to miss out on the forward like they did with Erling Haaland.

Haaland looked set to move to the Red Devils in the January transfer window but, in the end, the Norway international chose a move to Germany instead.

And Scholes said: “[Sancho’s] a great player, but when we talk about £108m, that’s a lot of money to go to.

“He looks a brilliant player and he’ll improve any team in world football with his assists, his goals.

“The only thing I would say about United is they were desperate for [Erling] Haaland as well and didn’t quite go that extra mile to pay the money they wanted for him there. Will they do this with Sancho?

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“I think they will, if Ole desperately wants him, I think they’ll get him.”

Another former United star, Owen Hargreaves, thinks Sancho will become a Red Devils player in a ‘pretty short time’.

“Bluff – I’m calling the bluff. I think he’ll be a Man United player in a pretty short time,” he said on BT Sport.

“Trying to get a bit more money out of it, that’s just the nature of the beast.

“Obviously they know United are really interested and they’re pretty heavily into negotiations, but I think they’re bluffing – they know he’s going to leave at that price.”

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