Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has told Sky Germany that Jadon Sancho is staying at the club for one more year.
Manchester United have not given up on trying to sign the 20-year-old England international, despite missing the August 10 deadline the Bundesliga club set for the deal to be completed.
The Dortmund hierarchy have stated on several occasions – before and after the deadline – that if it was not met Sancho would remain at the club, but rumblings have continued over United submitting a bid before the transfer window closes on October 5.
But a move to Old Trafford now seems extremely unlikely in the next few days following comments by the Dortmund skipper.
Asked if Sancho had made the right call to stay and had the potential to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, Reus told Sky Germany: “For us players that was great news.
“We all were happy that he will be with us for one more year because he delivers assists and goals, so we get points.
“If he gets as big as (Lionel) Messi or Ronaldo, we will see. He needs time, experience and it will be important how he manages the times when things don’t go so well. But he has the confidence and the quality.”