Borussia Dortmund will not allow Jadon Sancho to leave in the upcoming January transfer window, with the winger continuing to be linked with numerous European giants.

Sancho scored 12 times and provided 14 assists in 34 league games in 2018/19, earning himself a place in the Bundesliga Team of the Season. 

The Englishman has continued to shine this season, having already scored nine times and provided nine assists in his 15 league appearances so far. 

As a result of Sancho's outstanding displays, numerous top sides from across Europe have shown significant interest in the player. One club that has been heavily linked with a move is ​Manchester United

​90min learned back in September that the Red Devils were confident they could bring the Englishman to Old Trafford in the summer of 2020, with the player himself privately open to a move to United. 

Dortmund would want around £150m Sancho, though ​conflicting reports suggest that the Bundesliga giants would settle for around £25m less than that.  

The latest development in this ongoing story comes from ​Bild, who report that Dortmund will not be sanctioning any move for Sancho in the upcoming winter window. Despite the ever-growing interest in the 19-year-old, BVB are adamant that he will see out the season in Germany at the very least.

Dortmund's stance follows claims that Chelsea are 'close' to agreeing a deal, now that their transfer ban has been lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). This follows a report under two weeks ago that suggested ​Liverpool were also 'monitoring' Sancho's situation, with the financial muscle available to Jurgen Klopp should be wish to make a bid.

However, while the report mentions that the Blues have informed Dortmund of their willingness to meet their demands, it also mentions that they are 'ready' to join the race and have not actually started trying to sign the forward yet.

Jadon Sancho

Nonetheless, there is certainly some legitimacy regarding Chelsea's interest in Sancho, with manager Frank Lampard ​keen to bring in a replacement for the departed Eden Hazard in January. Lampard is ​also said to have £150m at his disposal to spend on new recruits.

What to believe is always tricky in these ongoing sagas, but one thing is definitely true - Sancho is a wanted man, and Dortmund have one hell of a fight on their hands to keep hold of him.