Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has taken a swipe at Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho over his exit from the club at the start of last season.
Guardiola told reporters that the England international didn’t want to challenge for a place in the first team.
Jadon Sancho left Manchester City for German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017 after the Germans paid just £8m for him.
Pep Guardiola revealed that the 18-year-old was adamant about his stance to leave the club despite the fact that he was offered a new deal to stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Jadon Sancho has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
His superb form for Borussia Dortmund has not gone unnoticed with the aforementioned English clubs though officials from the German club are adamant that the young English talent will stay at the club beyond this summer.
Jadon Sancho has been touted as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard at Chelsea with the Belgian international likely to leave the Blues for Real Madrid this summer.
Hazard will have just one year left on his Chelsea contract and the Blues will have to decide to sell or not if the former Lille player don’t sign a new deal.
End of the road, Bundesliga outfit stop Arsenal’s transfer dream
The dream of North London outfit Arsenal to land their major target Mario Gotze has been ended by German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund as they are reportedly preparing to hand him a new deal.
It was expected that Borussia Dortmund will part ways with Mario Gotze because of his inability to deliver the same quality he had at Bayern Munich.
However, the quality of the World Cup winner is known and that seems to have influenced the decision by his club to hand him the opportunity of staying back to help the team in next season’s campaign.
Manager Unai Emery is a big fan of the star player and is reportedly preparing a cut-price swoop for the 26-year-old after his fitness concerns have been settled with 34 appearances this season.
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The former Bayern Munich player still has a running contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020 and talks of a new deal are yet to begin.
However, Dortmund director Michael Zorc has made it clear that they will soon begin talks with the star player having learned of the interest for his signature from England.
He noted that the club is not bothered about the interests for Mario Gotze, and that they have not received any request from the player seeking to leave in this summer transfer window.
Done Deal: Ex-Chelsea Star Joins Dortmund In £30m Transfer
German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Belgian forward Thorgan Hazard.
The 26-year-old joins Borussia Dortmund from fellow German Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach in a deal reported to be around £30m.
The former Chelsea player has signed a five-year deal at Borussia Dortmund.
Hazard becomes the second summer signing at Borussia Dortmund after left-back Nico Schulz.
German defender Schulz joined Borussia Dortmund from TSG Hoffenheim earlier this week.
Thorgan Hazard is the younger brother of Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard and they both play for the Red Devils of Belgium.
Borussia Dortmund narrowly missed out on the league title to defending champions Bayern Munich on the last day of the just concluded Bundesliga season and they are determined to win the title next season.
The Bundesliga runners-up have made their quest to win the league title for the first time in eight years known by making quality signings at the early stage of this summer’s transfer window.
Thorgan Hazard was a Chelsea player for three years until he joined Borussia Moenchengladbach permanently after a successful loan spell.
He scored 10 goals and also provided 10 assists in 33 German Bundesliga games during the just concluded season as Borussia Moenchengladbach missed out on Champions League football to Bayer Leverkusen.
Done Deal: Dortmund Sign Liverpool Target In €25m Transfer
German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Julian Brandt from fellow top flight side Bayer Leverkusen.
His transfer was announced by Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday afternoon.
Premier League club Liverpool were strongly linked with the player only for the Reds to miss out on him to Borussia Dortmund.
Julian Brandt leaves Bayer Leverkusen for Borussia Dortmund after his €25m release clause was activated by the former Champions League winners.
He has signed a five-year contract at Dortmund until the summer of 2024.
Bayer Leverkusen were hoping to retain the young attacker’s services but the player has decided to join German Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen.
He had a very good season for Bayer Leverkusen thereby helping the club to secure a Champions League spot for next season at the expense of clubs like Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Bayer Leverkusen sealed the fourth and final Champions League spot for next season with a thumping victory over Hertha Berlin last weekend.
Julian Brandt scored 10 goals for Bayer Leverkusen in addition to 17 assists.
He has joined a Borussia Dortmund team looking to build a formidable squad to win the league title after fierce rivals Bayern Munich beat them to the title by two points.
Deal Off: Chelsea Target To Stay At Dortmund
Chelsea have been dealt a major transfer blow after it was revealed that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho will stay with the German Bundesliga outfit for next season.
According to the Daily Express, Jadon Sancho has shunned a move back to the Premier League and decided to stay with Borussia Dortmund for at least another season.
Several Premier League clubs have expressed interests in the young English international but they might at least have to wait for another season with the latest development.
Jadon Sancho spoke to reporters about Borussia Dortmund and missing the league title on the last day of the season.
According to Sancho, the target for him and Borussia Dortmund is to win the German Bundesliga title next season.
Jadon Sancho and Dortmund lost a nine-point lead over German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich when it was easier to end their seven-year wait for a league title.
The Bavarian giants won the league for a seventh season in a row with a two-point cushion over Borussia Dortmund after the last set of matches were played on Saturday.
Europa League finalists Chelsea are one of five Premier League clubs eyeing a move for the aforementioned Sancho.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United also have an interest in the Manchester City Academy graduate.
Dead Deal: United’s move for Bundesliga star confirmed dead
It has been confirmed that English Premier League Man United’s bid for German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is as good as dead as an agreement was not reached between both clubs.
The England international has been impressive so far this season and that has caught the attention of a number of top European sides. The youngster was also graced with a senior national team call-up which remains a boost to his profile and career.
However, Borussia Dortmund had insisted on keeping the youngster but placed an asking price of £100 million which the Red Devils are not willing to meet with suggestions that they are only being priced out of the deal.
More so, the failure of the Red Devils team to secure qualification to the Champions League finals remains a blow to the team’s effort to land players as most top stars will only seek to play in the biggest European league.
Meanwhile, Spanish LA Liga outfits Barcelona and Real Madrid are also monitoring the situation with Jadon Sancho as they might move in for him in the summer transfer window.
Jadon Sancho is no doubt one of the biggest prospects amongst English players which makes his value very high.
Perfect Sendoff: New Chelsea Signing On Target In Final Home Game
Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic scored on his final home game for the club to hand the German Bundesliga title chasers a crucial win in their quest to dethrone rivals Bayern Munich as the German champions.
Pulisic was amongst the goals for the hosts who beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 in their penultimate league game of the current season.
The win over Fortuna Dusseldorf endured that the German Bundesliga title race will be decided on the final day of the season after league leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich could only play a goalless draw at the home of RB Leipzig.
As things stand, Bayern Munich have a two-point lead at the top of the German Bundesliga table with just one game left to play this season.
Bayern host Champions League chasers Eintracht Frankfurt knowing that at least a point will be enough to win a seventh successive league title due to their superior goal difference.
Borussia Dortmund have a tough away game at another Champions League chaser, Borussia Moenchengladbach, with the hope of getting a win that could win the title for the first time since 2012.
American international Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea this summer after being loaned to Dortmund for the second half of this season upon his £57.1m move to Stamford Bridge in January.
Betting Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur: Home Team Favourites
German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have their work cut out ahead of their last 16-second leg clash with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Germans trail 3-0 from the first leg meeting at the Wembley Stadium and they will have to score four goals to win their tie with Spurs.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have been boosted with the return of star player Harry Kane who missed the first leg game between the two teams.
The England national team skipper will definitely be available for the second leg meeting billed for the Signa Iduna Park.
Harry Kane has scored two goals in three league games since his return from an ankle injury sustained during the 1-0 loss to Manchester United in January.
Spurs will be hoping to return to winning ways after a return of one draw and two losses since the first leg win over Borussia Dortmund.
The Bundesliga leaders have been handed the odds of 1.98 for a win by Bet9ja while a draw between the two teams is at the odds of 3.65.
An unlikely victory for North London giants Tottenham Hotspur is at the odds of 3.75 according to the aforementioned bookmakers.
Betting Preview: Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Away Win On The Cards
German Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund can extend their lead at the top of the table to six points when they take on Augsburg on Friday.
Bet9ja is offering the odds of 1.67 for an away win for Borussia Dortmund while the hosts have been offered odds of 4.90 for a win.
The possibility of a stalemate between the sides is at the odds of 4.00.
Borussia Dortmund would be hoping to prepare for their Champions League last 16 second leg clash with North London giants Tottenham Hotspur with a win over Augsburg who are just one place and two points above Vfb Stuttgart on the German Bundesliga table.
Vfb Stuttgart presently occupy the relegation/promotion playoff spot on the league table with 16 points from 23 games while Augsburg are on 18 points.
Borussia Dortmund have it all to do in their second leg clash with Tottenham Hotspur after losing the first leg 3-0 in London with all the three goals coming in the second half.
A win over Augsburg would go a long way to boost their morale ahead of the almost impossible mission against Spurs.
With eleven games left on the league table, Borussia Dortmund are three points ahead of defending champions and nearest challengers Bayern Munich.
Dortmund Join £40m Race To Sign Chelsea Target
German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign highly rated Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to various media reports emanating from the United Kingdom.
The Sun claim that Borussia Dortmund want Aaron Wan-Bissaka to follow in the footsteps of England youngster Jadon Sancho who has been in sensational form for the Germans since his transfer from Manchester City at the start of last season.
Sancho, 18, joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer after his Manchester City contract came to an end and he has grown to become an important first team member at the Signa Iduna Park.
The young Three Lions of England player has played a big part in his club’s run to the summit in the German Bundesliga.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is enjoying a breakthrough season with Crystal Palace and he could also leave the Premier League for Germany just like what was obtainable with the aforementioned Jadon Sancho.
Major Premier League teams like Chelsea and Manchester City are also keen on the 21-year-old.
Wan-Bissaka is rated at around £40m by the Eagles who are under no pressure to sell the England u-21 international right-back.
He has played all the games in the Premier League this term except one which he missed for disciplinary reasons.
Michael Zorc Confirms Stay For Long-term Liverpool Target
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed that young England forward Jadon Sancho will stay at the club for the foreseeable despite the interest of several English clubs including Liverpool.
Zorc was speaking ahead of the resumption of the Bundesliga as he added that Borussia Dortmund is the right club for the player to continue his football development.
The second half of this season’s German Bundesliga resumed on Friday night with the clash between hosts TSG Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich which ended in a 3-1 victory over the visitors with Leon Goretzka getting a first-half brace.
The result ensured that Bayern closed the gap to Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table to just three points.
Jadon Sancho has been in superb form for Borussia Dortmund in their run to the top of the table in the German Bundesliga this season.
He has been one of the best players in the entire division and his form has not gone unnoticed by the major Premier League clubs.
The 18-year-old has been a long-term transfer target for the Reds as well as English clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea.
Sancho came through the ranks at Manchester City before joining Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer at the start of last season.
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