Chelsea have entered the transfer race for Jadon Sancho with Borussia Dortmund dropping their asking price, according to Sunday World.
The 20-year-old winger, while not as prolific as last season, is undoubtedly one of the best young talents in Bundesliga.
The sensational goalscoring record of his teammate Erling Haaland has probably overshadowed the England international’s great season, but he still has 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions so far.
Sancho had already been linked with a potential Chelsea move last season (Sky Sports) before the Blues eventually signed Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz.
But according to Sunday World, Chelsea have become strong contenders to sign both Sancho and Haaland with the financial backing from Roman Abramovich.
The report also claims that while Dortmund refused to sell Sancho last summer, the current financial situation might force their hand after losses of revenue streams in the last 12 months.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker (via Sport1) in January: “If the income from the Champions League is no longer there, you can no longer afford a squad of this size.
“Then you have to use the red pencil [to trim the squad].”
Obviously, Dortmund can still grab a Champions League ticket this season, but at the moment they are sitting sixth in the Bundesliga table.
If Chelsea are in the race for Sancho, as the report suggested, then it is likely that they will offload one of their attackers in the summer.
Thomas Tuchel already has enough wide attackers at his disposal, with the likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech even struggling to claim regular spots.
At 20 years of age, Sancho is certainly an interesting prospect for any club — not to mention that his London roots would likely help him settle in at Chelsea.