The future of Jadon Sancho will be one of the big topics of a largely subdued transfer window this summer but one team that will not be going after him is Liverpool, according to reports.
When it first became apparent that Sancho was looking for a return to the Premier League, Liverpool were one of the first names mentioned as potentially having an interest.
Jurgen Klopp’s past relationship with Sancho’s club Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool’s position as Europe’s best team made it a no-brainer connection.
However, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, it is unlikely to happen.
They claim that, undoubtedly, Liverpool have been ‘getting feedback’ regarding a move away from Germany in the summer despite Klopp’s denials.
Klopp is a huge admirer of Sancho. He told talkSPORT last June that the winger is an exceptional talent.
“An exceptional talent. But he’s not the only one in England at the moment.
“There’s a lot of very young, promising players in England so there’s no doubt about the potential of Jadon Sancho.”
However, no deal is likely, as is the case with all potential Liverpool incomings.
As reported by The Mirror yesterday, Liverpool have shelved plans to sign their two main transfer targets Timo Werner and Houssem Aouar of RB Leipzig and Lyon respectively this summer amid the current global health crisis.
The Echo suggests the same and also makes it clear that finances are the only issue. Liverpool would also see a morality issue regarding a big spend on players amid the current financial crisis.
The latest reports regarding Sancho suggest that Manchester United, the frontrunners for his signature, could be forced to splash out at least £89 million for the pleasure (as reported by The Express).
Liverpool are not willing to spend anywhere near that much and they are also, seemingly, happy with their current wide options including the emerging talent of Harvey Elliott.