Jadon Sancho is not taken aback by reports linking him to a summer move to Manchester United, insisting he is not paying attention to the noise around him.
The 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger is being sued by the Premier League club with reports on Thursday night that a £ 67million offer from United had been rejected.
In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT England correspondent Faye Carruthers, Sancho was asked how he is blocking speculation about his future as he heads to the euro.
“I’m cool about it,” he said. “There will always be speculation, especially when you’re doing well.
“It’s just the way you handle it on the pitch. You have to keep doing what you are doing, if you keep doing it I’m sure that won’t be a problem.
“The main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on right now.”
Sancho has been a revelation since joining Dortmund for a modest £ 8million from Man City in 2017.
The 21-year-old has scored 37 goals and recorded 41 assists in his last three Bundesliga seasons.
His form has also led to recognition for England, as he hopes to add to his 19 senior caps at Euro 2020, which begins on Friday.
When asked if he would prefer not to have speculation before a major tournament, Sancho replied, “I don’t really watch him.
“During the season, I always focus on myself and the team because it’s the most important thing you can do.
“Whenever I’m on the pitch I always give all I can and try to manage what I’m doing on the pitch and that’s with goals and assists. That’s what I do. try to do and work hard for the team.
“Of course all the boys have a lot of questions. I think it’s with a lot of players because we’re all such great and young talents.
“When you’re doing well, speculation is always going to arise. I just say to the boys, ‘Look, I’m just focusing on football for the moment’ and we’ll just focus on the Euro.
Sancho has forged a close friendship with fellow England international Jude Bellingham, who joined him in Dortmund for £ 25million from Birmingham last summer.
The pair helped the Bundesliga giants win the German Cup last month.
Sancho is full of praise for 17-year-old Bellingham, whom he calls his younger brother.
He said: “It is always a proud moment to be called up to England. I’m also happy for Jude because I play with him in Germany. He deserves it.
“I make sure he’s okay in the camp and whatever he needs I’m there for him. I would say he’s calmer on the ball since when I first met him. He is much more direct.
“He knows when to find the pass and he always makes the right decision.
I would like to say that he is my little brother. We have a good relationship. He is a pleasant boy to be around. It’s always nice to have someone from England with me in Germany to talk to.
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