Borussia Dortmund are reportedly open to selling Jadon Sancho in the summer amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

In an interview with RMC Sport, as quoted by London Evening Standard, Borussia Dortmund could be willing to cash in on Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window if he asks to leave, CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said. The English international is being courted by Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United.

Sancho is one of the hottest properties in Europe at present, having been a pivotal figure for Borussia Dortmund for a second successive season despite being in his teens. 2019-20 has been incredibly productive for the 19-year-old, who is also a regular for the England national side.

In 35 games across all competitions, the players has 17 goals and 19 assists to show for his efforts, making a direct contribution to a goal once every game. His status as one of the most promising young forwards in the game has invariably shone the spotlight on Sancho, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly vying his signature.

It now appears that both Chelsea and Manchester United could be in with a great chance to secure the services of the teenage prodigy. In an interview with French outlet RMC Sport (h/t London Evening Standard), Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that the club would consider a sale, if Sancho asks for a move.

Set for a summer exit? (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Set for a summer exit? (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“We will do our best to keep him as long as possible. We have a very good relationship with him. But if one day, he comes to see us and tells us that he wants to leave the club, then we will discuss it. But this is not our first option. The first option is to keep it as long as possible.”

Manchester United have bolstered their creative options by signing Bruno Fernandes, who has made an instant impact at Old Trafford. However, some issues persist, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still without a player who can make a sustained impact from the right flank.

To that end, Manchester United have reportedly intensified their pursuit of Sancho, who could complete the Red Devils’ attacking unit, should he make the switch to Old Trafford. Chelsea, on the other hand, need a definitive creative boost, which could be achieved by signing Sancho.

Currently, Chelsea’s midfield and attack lack an out-and-out creative option, with the Blues also lacking goals from the wide men. Sancho, to that end, would be a step in the right direction for the Blues, who could be busy in the summer transfer window.

With Watzke iterating that a summer exit could well be on the cards, it will be interesting to see if Sancho actually pushes for a return to England. If so, Chelsea and Manchester United could be set to go head-to-head in pursuit of the 19-year-old this summer.

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