JADON SANCHO’S switch to Manchester United or Chelsea could be scuppered, by a bumper new £167,000-a-week contract at Borussia Dortmund.
According to reports, it would make him the second-highest paid player at the Bundesliga club behind Marco Reus and on a par with Mats Hummels.
Sancho has been outstanding this season, with 17 goals and 19 assists in all competitions and was valued at over £100million before the coronavirus pandemic.
Not bad for a player who walked out of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for nothing nearly two years ago.
Dortmund are keen to maximise his value and, according to Bild, the German club are exploring the option that he would not be sold for the value they were hoping for a few months ago if he did leave at the end of the season.
Sancho is sought-after talents in Europe and would make him an automatic first choice for Manchester United on the right wing.
The 20-year-old Londoner is also wanted by Chelsea, but he would face English competition with Callum Hudson-Odoi on the right side, if Frank Lampard did convince him to sign.
Sancho is pals with England team-mate Marcus Rashford, who was keen to wish him happy birthday in March on social media, before being told to back off by Tammy Abraham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping the Rashford connection can help convince Sancho to sign for United, where previously-emerging talents like Scott McTominay, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and even Mason Greenwood are continuing to make the step-up to first-team football.
Chelsea boast a similarly-talented youth team conveyer belt, including the likes of Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James, as well as Hudson-Odoi.