Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho has come to an end following the club’s failure to meet today’s deadline in arriving at the deal.
According to UK’s Daily Mail, the Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund insisted the England international will play for the German giants next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been in hot pursuit of the England star and were still hopeful of getting a mega-money deal over the line despite missing Dortmund’s deadline to sign him today.
And on Monday, Dortmund chief Michael Zorc insisted United have no chance of signing Sancho now.
Zorc said: ‘We plan with Jadon Sancho. He’ll play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions.’
Zorc also went on to reveal that the club secretly renewed Sancho’s contract until 2023 a year ago.
United and Dortmund were understood to have been far apart in terms of valuation, with Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke resolute in holding out for a huge £108m for their prized asset.
Sancho boarded the plane for Dortmund’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland at 9am this morning – a point at which the Bundesliga runners-up had said any deal with United would be off the table.
And Zorc was quick to confirm that United’s move for Sancho was off during his press conference on Monday afternoon.
Ed Woodward and the rest of the Old Trafford hierarchy were understood to be relaxed about the situation, insisting any deadline is purely artificial.