Ole Gunnar Solskjaer firmly refused to speak on rumored target Jadon Sancho after Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals.
Chances of seeing Sancho link-up with Solskjaer at Manchester United next season suffered a blow when the winger traveled to Switzerland on Monday to attend Borussia Dortmund’s pre-season training camp.
Reports claim United refused to match Dortmund’s €120m asking price before the set date of August 10. Therefore, Michael Zorc announced that Sancho will remain in Germany.
The Dortmund sporting director’s response was brief, but straight to the point by declaring the England international will stay and that ‘the decision was final’.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Jadon Sancho isn't going anywhere this summer pic.twitter.com/QcD9ewgQsp
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 10, 2020
Solskjaer, meanwhile, refused to get drawn into the topic after United defeated Copenhagen 1-0 in the Europa League quarter-finals.
“I can’t comment on other team’s players, I can’t do that. You know that. I never do,” said Ole, as quoted by the Mirror.
Despite this setback, however, United have allegedly refused to give up on their top target. Fueling this was none other than Paul Scholes, who suggested their failure to sign Erling Haaland in January will make them pull out all the stops for Sancho this time around.
“The only thing I would say about United is they were desperate for Haaland as well and they didn’t quite go that extra mile,” the Red Devils legend on BT Sport.
“Will they do that for Sancho? I think they will. If Ole desperately, desperately wants him, I think they’ll get him.”
"Bluff. I'm calling bluff, he'll be a Man Utd player."
"It's the nature of the beast."@Persie_Official, Paul Scholes, and Owen Hargreaves aren't buying the comments out of Dortmund today 👀
— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 10, 2020