Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon is ready to see out his Fulham contract — then sign for Borussia Dortmund.
The England Under-21 winger is wanted by Tottenham this summer but will now consider playing in the Championship for the final year of his deal.
And Bundesliga giants Dortmund are interested in signing the 18-year-old on a pre-contract next January — when he will have six months of his Craven Cottage agreement left.
The German side would pay training compensation but it could be just £500,000, compared to the £50million asking price last summer.
Dortmund — who lost top spot to arch-rivals Bayern Munich after a 5-0 thrashing last week — have been keeping tabs on Sessegnon in his first season of regular top-flight football.
They believe he has a similar potential to Jadon Sancho, who arrived from Manchester City’s academy and is now a Dortmund regular and full England international.
But Sessegnon’s arrival would be low risk having played 33 times for the Cottagers so far this term.
Spurs have been long-term admirers and he fits comfortably into their wage structure, while Manchester United have also tracked his progress.
But Dortmund are newcomers to the race for one of the hottest teenage properties in England.
And the prospect of proving himself in the Bundesliga could see the youngster bide his time.