What Chelsea have told Jadon Sancho about £100m transfer price tag
Chelsea have opened a channel of dialogue to Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho. Frank Lampard is eager to add the England international to his squad but the Blues could struggle to meet his £100million asking price. Manchester United are also interested in securing his services in the upcoming transfer window.
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Sancho is one of the hottest prospects on the planet after delivering 30 goals and 38 assists in 78 appearances for Dortmund over the last two seasons.
A return to the Premier League appears to be on the cards for the former Manchester City winger, who was born in London and is a boyhood Chelsea supporter.
According to the Daily Mirror, Stamford Bridge bosses have opened a channel to the 20-year-old but made it clear they will not get close to matching Dortmund’s valuation.
Premier League rivals Manchester United are desperate to win the transfer battle but have reportedly indicated they will also struggle to meet the £100million price tag.
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Dortmund have admitted they will not stand in Sancho’s way if he wishes to leave when the 2019/20 campaign comes to an end.
Speaking on Sunday, Hans-Joachim Watzke, the club’s CEO, said: “Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us.
“At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants.”
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been credited with an interested by Watzke says Dortmund will not drop their valuation of Sancho.
“I’ll say clearly say that even the very rich clubs shouldn’t believe that they can come here to snap up bargains,” he said.
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“We don’t have to sell anyone for less than they’re worth.”
Questions have been raised about when the transfer window will reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic bringing professional football across the globe to a halt.
It traditionally opens for business once the season is completed, although the 2019/20 campaign might not be completed until late in the summer.
While there is uncertainty surrounding the situation, Chelsea are almost certain to be targeting a new winger because Pedro and Willian are set to leave when their contracts expire.
The Blues are expected to back Lampard in the transfer market after last summer’s transfer ban and their failure to make a signing in January.
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