Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dropped the biggest hint yet that Jadon Sancho could be sold in the summer transfer window.
His announcement comes amid reports Dortmund have slashed Sancho’s price tag, and would now accept up to £20million less for the England international.
Manchester United agreed terms with Sancho last summer but Dortmund refused to drop their £108m valuation.
This forced the Red Devils to pull the plug on a deal, but they have remained linked with the Dortmund star and plan to go back in for him at the end of the season.
Dortmund were very firm on their stance last summer that Sancho would not leave unless a serious offer was made – and they stuck to their word.
But ahead of this summer it seems Dortmund have softened this stance.
“In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out,” Watzke told Handelsblatt.
“But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time. Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”
United made a bid in the region of around £93m for Sancho last summer but it was quickly rejected by Dortmund, who wanted £15m more for their prized asset.
Reports in Germany now claim that due to the changing financial landscape, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Dortmund would accept around £88m for Sancho.