Manchester United were put off making a bid for Jadon Sancho after being told that even €100m would not be enough.
Sancho emerged as United’s primary transfer target last summer and is expected to reprise that role at the end of the current season.
The winger has been linked with a move to the Premier League almost since he left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in summer 2017.
And Dortmund sporting director Michel Zorc confirmed that United had held talks over signing Sancho, but that bids would be rejected “no matter how much money they offer”.
The comments were made in March but have only been aired this week as part of Amazon’s Inside Borussia Dortmund series, with Zorc discussing transfer matters alongside fellow Dortmund chiefs Matthias Sammer, Sebastian Kehl and chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“A hot topic right now is Sancho and Manchester United,” Zorc said.
“Both his discussions with the club and mine with the consultants. A meeting did take place. Manchester United invited the consultant.
“But according to what I know, the consultant told the club that no matter how much money they offer, we won’t let him go this summer.
“But the player also has no intention of taking that step this summer.”
The Independent confirm that United were told ‘€100m would not be enough’ to complete a deal, so United moved on with the intention of revisiting their interest at a later date.