BORUSSIA DORTMUND chiefs insist Manchester United's main target Jadon Sancho will "stay at least another season" and is "happy".
United's hopes of landing the 20-year-old England attacker this summer dwindled even further after the Bundesliga giants refused to accept the £108milion asking price in instalments.
And now Goal quote Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl as saying: "Jadon is happy to stay. He has a contract until 2023.
"I see him on the pitch and he is very happy. Everyone is very happy to have him.
"He is going to be here for at least one more season."
Old Trafford officials made little progress before the August 10 deadline that Dortmund set for a deal to be sorted.
And United strike legend Andy Cole has insisted signing Sancho could interfere with Mason Greenwood's "scary" development.
England hopeful Greenwood, 18, bagged 17 goals in all as he gained a regular slot alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial – coinciding with United's much-improved second half of the season.
And Cole told the PA news agency: "It’s scary and long may it continue.
"He can play as a nine and he can play out wide of a three, so it will be interesting to see where United think his best position is and what they see him as.
"If you have a player like Mason Greenwood then you can't afford to block their progress
“For me, the best number nine in the world is Robert Lewandowski. But there aren’t many, if any, Lewandowskis about.
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"And if they do bring in Sancho then you’ve got to be careful as you don’t want to block his (Greenwood’s) progress.
“United do need to bring in players as you must improve every season but it’s a fine balance."
Sancho himself claims he is now "keeping his head down… focusing" on pre-season training in Germany.
He told SportBible: "It would be easy to get carried away with [the transfer speculation]. It can affect players.
"For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch… especially in training.
"For me it’s about improving every single day.
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"It’s important for me to keep a smile on my face and keep happy.
"I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff.
"I’d rather keep my head down, keep focus and improve every day."
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