Borussia Dortmund reiterated this Jadon Sancho He will not leave the club to join Manchester United this summer.
Sports men understand The English player remains the number one transfer target, but negotiations have stalled as the club is unwilling to meet Dortmund’s £ 108m rating.
Ed Woodward has come under fire from United fans for the club’s perceived lack of action in the transfer market, with both Chelsea and Liverpool spending large sums to strengthen their squads.
The only dealings with United remain Donny Van de Beek, while all of the top six competitors have brought in at least two additions.
Liverpool’s strong transfer approach saw the arrival of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota at the end of last week, and their moves in the window will further frustrate the United fans.
Gareth Bale also joined Tottenham Hotspur on an expensive loan deal.
Sancho scored 17 goals and several assists last season and quickly became United’s first goal of the period but Dortmund got stronger in their position.
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The Bundesliga side now appears to have ended United’s hopes of relegation at Sancho by reiterating their position that he will not leave this summer.
“He is our player – and he will remain,” said Sebastian Kiel, director of sports in Dortmund.
“It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility.”