Liverpool ‘favourites’ for Jadon Sancho transfer as star wants out in January

Liverpool are favourites to sign Jadon Sancho, with the Borussia Dortmund winger hopeful of a move in the January transfer window.

That is according to former Premier League star Jan Aage Fjortoft, who now works in the media as a football reporter and pundit.

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have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old for some time, but are expected to face competition from Manchester United , Manchester City and Real Madrid among others.

However, Fjortoft says he has it from a good source in Germany that England international Sancho is most likely headed for Anfield.

Fjortoft tweeted: “From a very good source in Germany: Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho. Sancho wants to leave the club already in January.”

Jadon Sancho is attracting strong interest from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United

He then posted a further tweet stating that Sancho has no release clause in the contract he signed at Dortmund when he switched from Manchester City in 2017.

However, former Middlesbrough and Barnsley striker Fjortoft reckons the Bundesliga club will want around £130million for Sancho.

It has been reported that Dortmund are prepared to cash in on the winger after a string of off-field issues.

Following a stellar debut season for the Bundesliga club during which Sancho scored 12 times and provided 17 assists, the 19-year-old has started this season in similar swashbuckling style with five goals and nine assists so far.

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But off the field he has fallen foul of club rules several times, and in the latest incident to have annoyed Dortmund bosses he again turned up late for duty, according to The Independent .

The publication reports that his paymasters are considering another hefty fine after the teenager was late for a team briefing and training session ahead of Dortmund’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday – in which Sancho came off the bench to score.

Sancho has already been handed an £86,000 fine after returning late from international duty with England in October.

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