Borussia Dortmund reveal Jadon Sancho & Ian Maatsen transfer plans

  • Man Utd's Jadon Sancho and Chelsea's Ian Maatsen joined Borussia Dortmund on loan in January
  • BVB could make deals permanent in summer but no clauses in either agreement
  • Dortmund through to Champions League final
Maatsen and Sancho are both on loan at Dortmund
Maatsen and Sancho are both on loan at Dortmund / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has confirmed the club will try to sign Jadon Sancho and Ian Maatsen on permanent deals this summer.

Sancho rejoined Dortmund on loan from Manchester United until the end of the 2023/24 season early in the January transfer window, while Maatsen signed on a similar deal from Chelsea soon after.

Speaking to TNT Sports ahead of Dortmund's Champions League semi-final second leg win at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, Kehl was asked about the possibility of keeping both players in the long term.

"We will see. They are on loan, both of them, but at the end we need to make any decisions," he said.

"They are under contract with their clubs so it means we will, at a specific point, get in touch and see if it is possible or not. I know that the players are welcome at Dortmund, they feel at home, especially Jadon, he knows our club pretty well.

"I think it was quite a good decision to take them in the winter, but again this is something for the future."

Jadon Sancho, Ian Maatsen
Maatsen and Sancho are into the Champions League final / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Sancho left United after falling out with manager Erik ten Hag and refusing to apologise for an outburst on social media. The winger has been tipped to return to Old Trafford if the Dutchman is sacked this summer, which is increasingly plausible given the Red Devils' slide down down to eighth in the Premier League table.

Maatsen, meanwhile, turned down the opportunity to join Burnley on a permanent transfer last summer having helped them secure promotion from the Championship during a loan spell at Turf Moor the season prior. However, he did not get much of a look in at Chelsea and was scarcely used in his natural left-back role, with Mauricio Pochettino often opting to play him on the wing or as an attacking midfielder.

Though Sancho's loan deal does not include a purchase clause, Dortmund can buy Maatsen for £35m owing to a release clause written into a new Chelsea contract signed upon heading to Germany back in January.

United were eliminated at the group stage of this season's Champions League and Chelsea did not compete in European competition at all, but Sancho and Maatsen are in line to feature in the Champions League final after knocking out PSG.