Jadon Sancho turned down a bumper deal from Manchester City that would've made him the club's highest paid academy player before he joined Borussia Dortmund.
The English starlet is one of football's hottest properties following a huge successful two-and-a-half years in Germany.
City are one of several clubs keeping tabs on the teenager alongside rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.
Sancho left the Etihad as he sought regular first team football, something he didn't think was on offer at City, but also turned down a £30,000-a-week deal when he was just 17.
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That would've made him the highest academy earner ever at the club, reports the Daily Mail.
City are not shy in splashing the cash and they forked out north of half a million to sign a then 15-year-old Sancho from Watford.
But their money was not enough to keep hold of the youngster who was hugely impressive for the academy, but was hungry for minutes.
Sancho could well be on the move this summer with his Dortmund future in doubt, although the German club's chief insists he is "happy" in the Bundesliga.
"I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future," Hans-Joachim Watzke told the BBC. "In my opinion, I don't think he wants to leave."
"It's not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund.
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"We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon."
Sancho has scored 31 goals in 88 appearances for the German side who are still in contention for the Bundesliga and the Champions League this year.
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