Borussia Dortmund plan talks with Manchester United over Jadon Sancho stay
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Borussia Dortmund are keen to keep Jadon Sancho (Shutterstock)

sporting director Sebastian Kehl admits he is unsure if the club can reach an agreement with over this .

Sancho joined Dortmund on loan in the January transfer window after he was frozen out of United’s first-team squad by Erik ten Hag last September.

The 24-year-old  which hit back at Ten Hag’s suggestion that he was not performing well enough in training.

Since moving to Dortmund, Sancho has recaptured his form and the German club are now keen to extend the winger’s stay.

However, United still have a decision to make over Sancho, who they signed from Dortmund for £73 million in 2021.

When asked about the prospect of Dortmund keeping Sancho , Kehl told TNT Sports: ‘I don’t know yet, to be honest.

‘It was great to have him the last six months, he increased our quality in the team and he’s looking forward to the final. He wants to win.

‘Everything else will be decided afterwards, the situation is pretty clear. He still has a contract with Manchester, we have no buy option which means we need to discuss and we need to negotiate, I don’t know if that will work.

‘But first of all I hope he will score one or two times tonight and then the price will increase.’

Jadon Sancho was on the losing side as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final (PA)

Meanwhile, former United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Sancho has shown ‘character’ with his response at Dortmund after falling out of favour at United.

‘A lot has been said about him, a lot of it negative, and I think it’s about time people really give him a little bit of credit,’ .

‘Because I think it’s been a really difficult period for him. He’s been criticised, rightly or wrongly.

‘The situation that happened between him and the manager, we can debate who was right and who was wrong. But he has been criticised heavily, confidence has been very low, he went into a period of isolation in terms of training away from the squad.

‘Now he’s gone away to Dortmund to rebuild himself, as a footballer, as a human being, and he has come out the other side.

‘Whether he wins the Champions League or not, what he’s achieved in this short little period of time has to be looked at and you go, “you know what? This kid’s got character”.

‘He’s got personality, he’s built of the right stuff and I think that’s where he needs credit.’

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