Manchester United have been linked with a move to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks.
The right-winger moved to the Bundesliga side from Man City this summer due to lack of regular playing time under Pep Guardiola.
Since his departure, the English forward has been instrumental for Dortmund and has put his side in a comfortable position to settle Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.
The 18-year-old made his competitive debut for England in a 5-0 win against Czech Republic at Wembley on Friday and is keen on returning to the Premier League, though not with former club Man City.
Dortmund agreed to sell Christian Pulisic to Chelsea three months ago for a fee of around £47m and the German giants have a history of selling their prized assets for the right price.
However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists United’s interest is of no ‘relevance’ and says he has not been contacted by Man United’s caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and the Norwegian won’t be pleased with Zorc’s comment as he strives to build his team with young talents.
‘I don’t know anything about that and it has no relevance,’ said.
Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record – the £89m paid to Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016 – to sign Sancho but they fear Dortmund are not prepared to listen to offers this summer.
Zorc’s comments follow his recent admission that the ‘world’s biggest club’ would struggle to meet Sancho’s transfer fee.
‘I’m far from putting a price tag on Jadon, but I will say that, even for the biggest club in the world, his transfer would be difficult right now,’ said Zorc.
‘Jadon will play at Dortmund next season and we are definitely planning with him.’