Chelsea 'close' to £120m deal for Jadon Sancho

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Jadon Sancho has been catching the eye of everyone around Europe since his move to Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

So much so that teams are rumoured to be willing to pay around £120 million for his services, according to The Sun.

Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be in for him, but now Chelsea have joined the race and are thought to be favourites.

Chelsea’s transfer ban is set to end in January, allowing Frank Lampard to delve into the market for the first time as the Blues boss.

Although Lampard’s faith in youngsters such as Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori has been a success so far this term, Sancho is believed to be the man who can come in and replace Eden Hazard.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to back his young manager in the window, with the South-London club believed to be the only side willing to meet the £120 million fee for the winger.

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The 19-year-old came up through Watford and Manchester City’s youth academies, but after disputes over his playing time he elected to try out life in the Bundesliga.

To say that his decision was the right one would be an understatement, with the Englishman scoring 26 goals and assisting 36 in 78 appearances for Dortmund.

He has been improving constantly during his time in Germany, thriving under the pressures of competitive game time.

His form has led to his involvement in the England setup, with Sancho scoring his first goals for his country in the 5-3 win over Kosovo in September.

Sancho became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to register both 10 goals and assists this season, justifying his position as one of the world’s most sought-after stars.

Dortmund will be reluctant to part ways with their skilful winger in January, with their side involved in an epic race for the Bundesliga title.

The league’s top five are separated by just seven points and Dortmund know that Sancho is key to their hopes both domestically and in Europe.

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