‘The decision is final – he will play for us’: Manchester United will NOT sign Jadon Sancho now, Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc roars

Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer appears all-but over after Borussia Dortmund insisted the England international will play for the Bundesliga giants next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been in hot pursuit of the England star and were still hopeful of getting a mega-money deal over the line despite missing Dortmund’s deadline to sign him earlier today.

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But on Monday, Dortmund chief Michael Zorc insisted United have no chance of signing Sancho now after he jetted off with his team-mates to Switzerland for a pre-season training camp.

Zorc said: ‘We plan with Jadon Sancho. He’ll play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions

Zorc also went on to reveal that the club secretly renewed Sancho’s contract until 2023 a year ago.

German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten – based in Dortmund – have reported that Sancho’s contract does not include a buy-out clause.

United and Dortmund were understood to have been far apart in terms of valuation, with Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke resolute in holding out for a huge £108m for their prized asset.

Sancho is part of a 31-strong Dortmund group – which also includes 17-year-old sensation Jude Bellingham – that travelled to Switzerland’s Grand Resort Bad Ragaz for an eight-day training camp.

And Zorc was quick to confirm that United’s move for Sancho was off during his press conference on Monday afternoon in Switzerland.

Ed Woodward and the rest of the Old Trafford hierarchy were understood to have been relaxed about the situation prior to Zorc’s defiant message, insisting any deadline is purely artificial.

Dortmund had set the August 10 deadline because they wanted undisturbed preparation for the 2020-21 Bundesliga season.

The new campaign starts on 18 September, with the summer transfer window deadline for international deals not until October 5.

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