Manchester United are now leading the race for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, according to The Times journalist Duncan Castles.
Both Chelsea and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in the 19-year-old, but it appears neither team will be going all out to sign the England international at the end of the season.
Castles says that Chelsea’s signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax has made their search for a new winger less urgent:
“With Ziyech signing for Chelsea, it makes it difficult for Chelsea to sign Sancho. Lampard was opposed to bringing Sancho in the January window and didn’t want that scale of transfer to be associated with him as his first big deal at Chelsea.”
While Liverpool are said to be very reluctant to pay Sancho’s asking price, which is reportedly in the region of £120m:
“Liverpool like Jadon Sancho a lot but they’re briefing that they don’t want to overpay for him and don’t want to overpay his wages for his type and age which could cause dressing room problems.”
It leaves United in pole position for the teenager if Dortmund are prepared to sell up in the summer. The Englishman has been in excellent form for the Bundesliga club this campaign, having scored 16 goals in 32 appearances. He also grabbed himself his 18th assist of the season at the weekend as his side came out 2-0 winners against Werder Bremen.