Borussia Dortmund chief, Sebastian Kehl, has suggested Manchester United bid €80 million (£73 million) for their star man, Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils have been in pursuit of the 20 year old all summer, but failure to meet Dortmund’s August 10 deadline to complete the signing has almost ensured they won’t be getting him this year.
Dortmund value Sancho at a whooping £108 million, which is the asking price for the Englishman, but while speaking recently about the player’s future, Kehl suggested United didn’t meet the valuation.
He told Sport 1: “We agreed that we had to show a certain attitude. And €80m are simply not enough for such a player.
“We owed that to the club and the fans. I don’t want to give him up either. Without Jadon this team is worse.”
He also said to Ruhr Nachrichten, “Jadon has trained well and professionally. He is happy to play football.
“Yes someday he might leave for a new challenge but right now he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Dortmund is happy to have him.
“He is here – and he will stay here. It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility. Without Jadon, this team is worse.”
Sancho was in great form for Dortmund last season, after scoring 20 goals and assisting as much.
The forward has also started this campaign well, after scoring in the 5-0 win over MSV Duisburg, and picking up an assist in the recent 3-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.