Reports in the media have claimed that Chelsea will try and sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund should their transfer ban be lifted in January.
Chelsea served the first half of their one-year ban – imposed in February – on registering new players during the summer transfer window, but the club are reportedly confident on getting the ban overturned ahead of the January window. Their appeal is set for November 20th and if they do manage to get the appeal overturned, then there are some reports in the media which have claimed that Lampard will be handed funds, which were raised by the £130 million sales of players during the summer window, in order to try and add a few more players to the shopping list. And according to THE TELEGRAPH, the Chelsea hierarchy believe that Lampard should be handed around £150 million to help improve the Blues side with a few attackers, with the talented Sancho high up on the shopping list of the Premier League giants.
The 19-year-old England international, who left Manchester City to join the Bundesliga outfit in 2017, emerged as a top summer target for Chelsea, but Dortmund refused to sell and Chelsea were unable to make a firm offer as they were suspended from doing any deals.
But recent reports from Germany have handed the likes of Chelsea a massive boost in the chase to try and sign up the young Englishman, as Dortmund have identified Hertha winger Javairo Dilrosun and Valencia’s Ferran Torres as possible replacements for the creative force.
They also claim that Sancho is expected to leave Dortmund next summer and the German club will use the £130m fee Barcelona paid for Ousmane Dembele as a benchmark figure for the England international.
The lad is a creative force and was one of the top assist players in Europe last season, and considering Chelsea are seeking an immediate ready-made replacement for Eden Hazard, could Sancho be the answer to their problems?
It will just be a matter of if boss Lampard is willing to spend so much money on the exciting young man when his already talented attack is starting to click and put in some stunning performances, will he be needed?
However, with reports suggesting that Willian will not be handed a new contract and Pedro seemingly on his way out of the club due to his lack of game time, adding some fresh meat could be a priority for Lampard as he will definitely need to improve the attack if those two players do leave the club.
But it will also be interesting to see just what he does to help improve this side, when he is actually able to spend some serious money.