Liverpool rival Man Utd and Chelsea for Jadon Sancho transfer as Borussia Dortmund set asking price
Manchester United and Chelsea were expected to battle it out to sign the England ace this summer but the soon-to-be Premier League champions are also interested in a stunning deal.
Sancho has flourished at Dortmund since signing from Manchester City in 2017, scoring 29 goals in 84 appearances, and become a regular for Gareth Southgate’s England.
Dortmund are preparing for Sancho’s departure but the Daily Mail say they will demand at least £100million to part ways with one of the most highly-rated youngsters in world football.
And it is claimed Liverpool, currently 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League, have informed Borussia Dortmund of their interest in signing Sancho.
Jurgen Klopp managed Dortmund before arriving at Anfield in 2015 and hopes his connections with the German club will give Liverpool the edge in the intense transfer race.
The Reds also hope Sancho’s friendship with England team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson can convince the teenager to make the switch to Merseyside.
In January, Klopp admitted it would be ‘very difficult’ for Liverpool to bolster a squad that has stormed clear in the Premier League and clinched the Champions League last season.
But Sancho is enjoying another brilliant campaign in Germany, scoring 18 goals and making 15 assists in 43 matches, and would be a valuable addition to Klopp’s squad.
Manchester United appeared to be the frontunners to sign Sancho, with the former Man City academy star said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea remain firmly in the mix, however, and are set to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad with at least four signings this summer, starting with the Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech.
Defending champions Manchester City are also said to be interested in re-signing Sancho but the forward may be reluctant to return to a club that sanctioned his departure three years ago.
Liverpool visit bottom-placed Norwich City on Saturday.