Borussia Dortmund’s head of licensed players Sebastian Kehl has dismissed rumours that Liverpool are closing in on a deal to beat Manchester United to the signing of Jadon Sancho.
United have placed Sancho at the top of their transfer wishlist but are sceptical over paying the £100million price tag.
The Red Devils are expected to spend the next few months trying to negotiate a lower fee.
However, it was reported that Liverpool were looking to hijack their Premier League rivals’ negotiations by launching a bid for Sancho.
Jurgen Klopp is apparently fearful that Real Madrid may come knocking for his Senegalese forward Sadio Mane.
But Dortmund chief Kehl insisted “That is not the truth” when those rumours were put to him before Dortmund’s Bundesliga clash with Fortuna Dusseldorf.
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Sancho is expected to return to the Premier League at the end of the season, three years after he left Manchester City.
A host of top English sides are keeping tabs on his situation but Dortmund’s price tag is so far proving difficult to meet.
Earlier today Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson sparked another transfer frenzy by talking up his England team-mate.
He said: “A lot of people are speaking about him.
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“He is a top player, a special player, that in training he has got something different and he’s sharp and able to get past players with ease.
“Also he’s got a good head on his shoulders, he loves football, wants to improve, listen and learn so if he just continues on that path the sky’s the limit for him really.
“He just needs to keep working hard and listening to the people around him and keep doing what he’s doing.
“He’s been brilliant for Dortmund and England, so he just needs to carry on.”
Liverpool would only move for Sancho if one of their three forwards decides his time at Anfield must come to an end.
But United are in desperate need for an attacking winger and the 20-year-old fits all the criteria which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for.
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