It is unlikely that Jadon Sancho will join Liverpool this summer, according to The Athletic’s James Pearce.
A report in the Daily Mail on Wednesday claimed that the Reds have informed Borussia Dortmund of their desire to sign the 19-year-old.
Liverpool aren’t alone in showing an interest though, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona also linked.
Pearce has poured some cold water on the rumour, though, responding to a tweet by saying he doesn’t expect the Reds to meet Dortmund’s £100 million valuation of Sancho.
I’d be very surprised. Just can’t see LFC paying £100m plus for him. Werner a cheaper and more likely option as reported last week.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) February 13, 2020
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I think either Sancho or Werner could be fantastic additions, assuming they were to continue their current form at Anfield.
It is hard to see both joining, however, unless one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino leaves in the summer, considering how hard it would be guaranteeing the quintet regular playing time.
Of course, Pearce’s tweet is just his own opinion, and he doesn’t categorically rule out a move for Sancho, but he’s obviously pretty plugged in when it comes to Liverpool and if he thinks Werner is the more likely summer addition, then that is worth noting.