Dortmund's Sancho off to pre-season camp amid transfer speculation

Manchester United has been heavily linked with a move for Sancho but media reports say the club may have balked at Dortmund's valuation of around 120 million euros.

Jadon Sancho will train with Borussia Dortmund in Switzerland.   -  Lars Baron/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland on Monday amid ongoing speculation of a possible transfer to the English Premier League.

The 20-year-old England international, who has a contract with the German club until 2022, had a stellar season with the Bundesliga runner-up and has been reportedly targeted by several top clubs, including Manchester United.

Sancho scored 17 league goals and set up another 16, with Dortmund saying it would only let him go if its price expectations were met fully. United has been heavily linked with a move for Sancho but media reports say the club may have balked at Dortmund's valuation of around 120 million euros ($141.24 million). That would make him the Bundesliga's most expensive transfer ever and would see the German top division lose arguably its most exciting young player.

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On Monday, however, Sancho flew with his team to Switzerland for the start of their pre-season training. Dortmund captain Marco Reus and defender Marcel Schmelzer stayed behind to recover from injuries. It is unclear when Reus, who has been sidelined for months with a groin injury, will be able to return to training.

The Bundesliga season starts on Sept. 18.

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