Despite claims from England to the contrary, it is absolutely certain that Manchester United will be linked to Jadon Sancho this summer.

Having courted him for much of last summer before eventually pulling out of a move, the notion that they’ve now turned their attention elsewhere seems foolish to the German media.

Despite the arrivals of Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo, the right-wing is still a problem position for Manchester United, and Sancho would fix that in one fell swoop.

Add in reports from Germany that Dortmund are ready to sell and expect the player to leave, plus that they may need the money anyway, and it makes Manchester United and Sancho rumours almost inevitable.

That latter point is certainly an interesting one, with it reported in Germany that Dortmund might need extra cash this summer if they fail to reach the Champions League.

That, of course, would mean selling off the prize assets and giving the likes of Manchester United the chance to get Sancho for a bargain price.

Watzke has now hinted they would be open to a sale in case of financial necessity, although it would not be something they want.

“In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out,” he told Handelsblatt.

“But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time.

“Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”