Chelsea are reportedly weighing up the possibility of tabling a bid worth £80 million for Jadon Sancho – also a target for Manchester United.
According to an exclusive report by The Sun, Chelsea are ready to take the first step to secure the services of Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window. The Blues are ready to launch an £80 million offer for the English international, who is also a target for Manchester United.
Sancho has gone on to become one of the hottest properties in the game since joining Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. A road less taken has proven to be a bold move worth making, with the 21-year-old now being a pivotal figure for the Bundesliga giants.
The ongoing season started a little slowly for the Englishman following a failed move to Manchester United last summer. Sancho, though, has gone on to deliver the goods as the campaign has gone on and returns of 16 goals and 21 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions are nothing short of impressive. His continued progress has, in turn, attracted Chelsea and Manchester United among others.
Chelsea bolstered their attacking unit last summer by signing the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, but none of the three players have managed to set the stage alight. Having said that, Havertz and Werner have lately shown signs of starting to settle down at the club.
So, unless the Blues look to part with any of their forwards – apart from Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud – it is hard to see how Sancho would fit in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Chelsea, though, seem to be pressing ahead with their intention to sign the 21-year-old, with an £80 million bid in the works. However, Manchester United might have something to say about that.
As iterated already, Manchester United hold a long-standing interest in Sancho; and despite having failed to land him last summer, the Red Devils still seem to be prioritising a move for the English forward, with reports even suggesting that they are prepared to use Jesse Lingard as a makeweight in the deal to sign the youngster.
Having said that, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United respond to Chelsea making their move for Sancho, considering they are still seeking a solution to the issues on the right wing. Either way, both the Premier League giants might be in good stead in their pursuit of Sancho, who is pining for a return to England this summer.
What now remains to be seen is if the soon-to-be tabled £80 million bid is accepted by Borussia Dortmund, or if Manchester United lodge a more appealing offer instead. For now, the race to sign Sancho this coming summer seems to be heating up.