Abramovich approves £120m bid for Chelsea ‘statement signing’

Date published: Friday 17th January 2020 1:18

Roman Abramovich is reportedly very keen on a move for Jadon Sancho and has given the green light for Chelsea to make a £120million bid for the Borussia Dortmund star.

The Blues have explored the possibility of signing Sancho during the January transfer window but a deal now looks more likely to happen this summer.

Reports in Germany claim that Borussia Dortmund are already targeting replacements for Sancho, who is expected to leave at the end of the season.

Chelsea are frontrunners for the 19-year-old’s signature, with reports claiming that the west London club are close to finalising a £120 million deal.

According to Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, Abramovich and Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia are “very keen” on bringing Sancho to Stamford Bridge as they want to make a “statement signing”.

Sancho has established himself as one of the best young wingers in Europe since joining Dortmund with 26 goals and 36 assists in 79 appearances.

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Moussa Dembele, though Lyon insisted the former Celtic striker is not for sale.


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