MANCHESTER UNITED will have to wait until the spring to re-commence talks over Jadon Sancho, it has been claimed.
Borussia Dortmund held out against the Red Devils' attempts to sign the England winger last summer.
But a fresh bid ahead of the Euros cannot be ruled out with Sancho again hitting form in the Bundesliga.
German journalist Raphael Honigstein has told Sky Sports that a move in January is off the table.
Instead clubs could reportedly begin negotiations in the spring for a switch at the end of the season.
Borussia are seen as unlikely to lower their valuation of the 20-year-old with two-and-a-half-years left on his contract.
The transfer fee, agent payments and wages were all thought to be behind last summer's move failing.
And Sancho is happy to focus on Dortmund matters amid the rumours.
But United may have to act fast if the player does become a feasible target once again.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are just two clubs who could decide to take a serious interest in Sancho.
If either side can meet Borussia's demands, a deal could be agreed quickly.
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The prospect of the forward starring for England in the summer's Euros could also lead to a bidding war for his services.
After a relatively slow start to the campaign, Sancho is now enjoying a spell of good form - hitting three goals and three assists in four games.
A refreshing winter break is said to have hugely helped him, with Edin Terzic's side fourth in the table and seven points off leaders Bayern Munich.
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