Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United during the current transfer window will not happen.
“The door is closed, I have said this 27 times!”, Zorc told reporters on Saturday.
It is a view shared by the rest of Dortmund’s hierarchy, head coach Lucien Favre, the club’s players, and fans in the North Rhine-Westphalia city.
Club captain Marco Reus has expressed his delight that his attacking team-mate is remaining at Signal Iduna Park.
Other players have not been permitted to talk about Sancho to the media, but Thomas Meunier could not resist telling Sky Sports News: “Sancho is staying”, while walking into the club’s Brackel training centre.
A total of 11,000 fans were let into the stadium for Saturday’s match against Freiburg, with Bundesliga clubs currently permitting a reduced number of supporters to return to stadia, its usual capacity is just over 81,300.
One Dortmund fan said:
“I think he is definitely going to stay because there was a deadline and there is no option for a transfer anymore.”
“I think he will stay this season, and the next year he will leave us,” was another supporter’s prediction on the Sancho saga.