Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the club remain ‘relaxed’ over the future of Jadon Sancho despite continued speculation linking the winger with a move to the Premier League.
Sancho has starred once again for Dortmund this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed by England’s leading clubs, with Manchester United and Chelsea believed to be amongst the frontrunners to sign the 20-year-old this summer.
Despite the continued transfer rumours, however, Zorc insists Dortmund remain ‘relaxed’ over Sancho’s situation and doubts whether even English sides will ‘risk’ making a big-money move amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
“There is no new stance,” Zorc told Sport1.
“It is currently the case that no club will risk anything by making a big-money move – even in England! I can’t and don’t want to lean too far out of the window with predictions because the situation is currently changing every day. We’ll see what happens.
“We have a long-term contract with Jadon Sancho [until 2022]. Nothing will change now. We are totally relaxed in that regard.
“I understand the inquiries, but such topics are not the top priority at the moment.”
Zorc also spoke on a possible return to football amid the coronavirus crisis, with Bundesliga clubs having already returned to training as the division awaits the green light from the German government for a potential return in early May.
‘Project Restart’ in England has been reportedly pencilled in for June 8, and Zorc has reiterated the importance of concluding the current season across Europe’s domestic campaigns.
“The dominant questions that concern us at the moment are rather: How do we go on? When do we play again? It would be of paramount importance for all of us that the season be able to finish,” he added.
“Especially given that the proposals and protocols put forward in order for the league to safely resume are viewed positively by many experts.”