TOP STORY: Chelsea launch £80m bid for Sancho
Chelsea are stepping up their pursuit of Jadon Sancho by offering £80 million for the Borussia Dortmund winger, reports The Sun.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly a huge fan of the 21-year-old winger, and Chelsea are now expected to lead the race to sign the England international.
Sancho is set to leave Germany this summer and he has his heart set on a return to the Premier League.
Manchester United have been tracking Sancho for over a year, but as yet have been unable to match Dortmund’s valuations.
Sancho is said to be a boyhood Chelsea fan and, though he wants to focus on a strong end to the season with Dortmund, he’s keen to be nearer friends and family in England when the new season kicks off in August.
Dortmund are resigned to losing their talented winger, but are said to be hoping he has a successful Euro 2020 in an effort to recoup the best value for one of their biggest recent success stories.
Sancho has recovered from a slow start to the season and has scored eight goals and offered 13 assists for Edin Terzic’s side.