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Borussia Dortmund chief confident of keeping Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that the club are confident of keeping hold of Jadon Sancho beyond the summer transfer window.

The England international is regarded as one of the most-sought attackers in European football at the moment and he has registered a sublime tally of 20 goals and as many assists across 44 appearances this term.

His performances have caught the eye of some of Europe’s elite clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea, but Watzke insists that the 20-year-old has yet to express the desire to pursue a fresh challenge.

He added that the club won’t consider any reduction in the player’s valuation amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and does not believe any interested sides will meet their asking price.

If Jadon comes up to us and says he absolutely wants to leave – which has not been the case so far – and a club wants to pay what we want, then we will discuss it. I don’t think a club will pay the sum. There is also no coronavirus discount on him,” He told Sport1.

Dortmund have not publicly revealed their price tag for the former Manchester City graduate but it has been reported that they are likely to demand more than £100m to part ways with the attacker.

That remains a substantial outlay for any player under the current financial climate and it will be interesting to see whether United or Chelsea, who are among the main admirers, are prepared to break the bank for his services.

Chelsea have already spent over £80m for the purchase of attacking duo Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively, but they have still been tipped to make another forward signing.

United, on the other hand, are on the hunt for a new right-sided winger and Sancho has been identified as the prime target. He has reportedly been on their radar since the 2019 summer transfer window.

Dortmund recently concluded their Bundesliga season in the second spot with a 13-point gap to league leaders Bayern Munich. Their final matchday was one to forget as they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Hoffenheim at home.

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