Borussia Dortmund are planning to keep Erling Haaland for next season but will listen to “exceptional offers” for Jadon Sancho. So, Dortmund will keep Haaland but not Sancho, according to the club’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Watzke claims Dortmund haven’t given any thought to selling the Norwegian.
However, he does admit that Sancho could end up leaving if they receive a suitable bid when the market reopens.
Watzke is only further confirming previous reports, wherein it states that Dortmund will keep Haaland but not Sancho.
“We do not have a parallel plan. We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola,” Watzke told Goal and DAZN.
“We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan.”
Watzke addressed whether Haaland and Sancho will both still be on Dortmund’s books in 2021-22: “I’m not getting involved in probabilities, it’s no good. Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland.”
“We’ll have to speak to Jadon too,” he continued though, and added:
“If there is an exceptional offer we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always.”
“Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer,” he concluded.
“Especially at the really big clubs you can see what kind of wounds coronavirus has inflicted, and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks.”