Manchester United has continuously targeted the England youngster. Still, with Dortmund adamant he won’t be allowed to leave for anything less than their full asking price, he looks set for another Bundesliga football season.

Haaland is sure that Jadon Sancho will be a key player for BVB

Erling Haaland says he is confident Jadon Sancho will be an essential player for BVB in the coming season. Manchester United has continuously targeted the England youngster. Still, with Dortmund adamant he won’t be allowed to leave for anything less than their full asking price, he looks set for another Bundesliga football season. Some reports have suggested United have turned their attention to Gareth Bale. Instead, the Real Madrid winger is looking forward to returning to the Premier League with former club Tottenham. Sancho scored Dortmund’s opening goal in a 5-0 cup thrashing of Duisburg this week. Jude Bellingham – also United’s target earlier in the window – became the club’s youngest-ever goal-kicker with a debut strike in history.

If Sancho stays, Erling will be happy

Sancho and Haaland formed an effective partnership last season following the latter’s arrival from Red Bull Salzburg, and the Norwegian star is eager to see it continue to blossom. “He will be a key player for us this season. That is not what I am involved in,” he replied when asked about the United rumors. “Those in duty are answerable for that. I am not going to state too much on this. But if he stays, I will be pleased, because he is both a good friend and a hell of a player. “Although Haaland has been at BVB for less than a year, he has also been a goal to transfer speculation of his own due to a clause in his deal.

Haaland is widely appeared to have a release clause €75 million in his contract. Haaland was asked how he saw next year’s transfer window panning out, but remained tightly constrained. “Now, I’ll give you an answer that you don’t often get from me,” he said. “And that is: No comment.” Haaland and BVB get their Bundesliga season underway on Saturday with a home match with Borussia Monchengladbach. They finished two places below them in the fourth last campaign.