For Liverpool fans, it’s a bit of certainty when it comes to the club’s plans for the next offseason—whenever the season gets finished up and that offseason finally arrives. For those of Chelsea and Manchester United, perhaps, a reason to hope.
That’s because today’s transfer rumours bring a new twist to the Jadon Sancho transfer saga, and that twist is that Liverpool’s interest in the player has been wildly overstated in recent months and that they are “not even monitoring the situation.”
At least that’s the story being spun by the typically reliable David Maddock in The Mirror, and it would at least line up with a report by Melissa Reddy way back in February ruling out Sancho—along with Kai Havertz and Kylian Mbappe—by name.
None of which means that the Reds think Sancho a poor player, simply that their valuation of him is so far from Borussia Dortmund’s £100M-plus asking price that they see no reason to be involved in discussions concerning the player’s future.
Dortmund, meanwhile, are said to remain hopeful for a bidding war, which might be why Liverpool have continued to be linked with Sancho over the past two months despite those earlier reliable reports that he wasn’t a likely summer target for them.
At the moment, there is no more desirable destination in England than the defending European Champions and runaway league leaders, and were their interest real it would be a good reason for Chelsea and United to go fast and big with their bids.
That interest, though, appears to not be real. And for Dortmund, if it is in fact Dortmund regularly dropping Liverpool’s name into the mix, it appears so far they aren’t succeeding in getting Chelsea and United to meet—or exceed—their asking price.
As for Liverpool fans and their hopes for a big name offseason signing, as was the case after word first dropped that they weren’t interested in Sancho back in February, their best chance at that likely remains RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.