Report: Spurs decide against pursuing deal for Jadon Sancho - despite him wanting to join

Jadon Sancho of England celebrates after the UEFA Under-17 EURO Qualifier between U17 Austria and U17 England on October 30, 2016 at Anghel Iordanescu stadium in Voluntari, Romania.

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly decided against a move for Manchester City's Jadon Sancho.

Jadon Sancho of England celebrates after the UEFA Under-17 EURO Qualifier between U17 Austria and U17 England on October 30, 2016 at Anghel Iordanescu stadium in Voluntari, Romania.

According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur have decided not to pursue a deal for Manchester City's Jadon Sancho - despite his desire to join Spurs after a contract wrangle with City.

Tottenham finally made their first two signings of the summer transfer window on Wednesday, as goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez ended Mauricio Pochettino's long wait for a new arrival.

Ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline, Tottenham could still pursue further signings, with manager Pochettino almost certainly set to continue his policy of signing young players with huge potential.

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City and Mason Mount of Chelsea in action during the FA Youth Cup Final, second leg between Chelsea and Mancherster City at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2017 in...

One player who fits that bill is Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho, but ESPN report that Tottenham won't be pursuing a deal for the teenager before the transfer deadline, despite Sancho himself wanting the move.

Sancho, 17, has been embroiled in a contract stand-off with City for most of the summer, as he has turned down offers to stay at the Etihad Stadium, because he doesn't feel he has a path to the first team under Pep Guardiola.

It's claimed that Sancho decided on a move to Tottenham over joining North London rivals Arsenal, but Spurs are now backing away from a move over the complicated nature of getting him away from the Etihad Stadium.

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City takes the ball past Reece James of Chelsea during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on April...

Spurs can sign Sancho now for a compensation fee, getting him out of his deal at City immediately - but he wouldn't be able to be registered either before his scholarship deal with City ends next summer, or before City give him permission to play.

With City desperate to keep hold of Sancho, it seems that Tottenham believe they won't sanction his departure, and Pochettino's men will allegedly back away from the pursuit, for now at least.

Sancho joined City from Watford back in 2015, and he has emerged as one of the top wonderkids in England, but his club future remains up in the air as Tottenham consider moving on to other targets, boosting City's hopes of finally striking a deal to keep Sancho this summer.

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