Chelsea ‘enter the fight for Jadon Sancho’ with Thomas Tuchel lining up a raid on his old club for the £78m attacker as he looks to beat Manchester United and Liverpool to his signature.
According to Bild in Germany, Thomas Tuchel is lining up a raid on his old Bundesliga club this summer to swoop for the England international.
It is believed Dortmund have a gentleman’s agreement in place with Sancho that will allow him to leave this summer for the right price.
Last summer, that fee was around the £100million mark but now, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on football’s finances, it is believed that an offer of £78m will bring Dortmund to the table.
Tuchel has had an excellent impact at Chelsea since replacing axed club legend Frank Lampard midway through the campaign.
He has steered the Blues into fourth in the Premier League standings, the final of the FA Cup and the semi-final of the Champions League against Real Madrid.
And with the Blues ownership looking to back the German in the transfer window this summer, Sancho could well be a marquee signing.
But Chelsea have been linked with an array of other big names as well, including Sancho’s team-mate at Dortmund, Erling Haaland.
Furthermore, Sportsmail reported last week that Chelsea are considering a move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge and that Inter Milan had quoted a fee of £105m to do business.
In regard to Sancho, United’s long-term interest in the former Manchester City player has been well known while Bild reported recently that Sancho’s displays at Dortmund have caught the eye of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
But with the Reds facing a season outside of the Champions League, a switch to Anfield may well seem less appealing to the 21-year-old.
After a summer of being at the centre of a transfer tussle between United and Dortmund, Sancho endured a slow start to the season in the Bundesliga but has returned to form with 12 goals and 18 assists in 34 league games.
In all his time in Germany, he has 46 goals overall for Dortmund and laid on 62 assists.