Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has £150 million to spend in the January transfer window.
The Blues have started the season brightly but Lampard will be keen on strengthening Chelsea’s defence and attack in January. Lampard has been urged to spend £100 million on Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho in January.
The 19 year old has scored 10 goals and provided 9 assists for Dortmund this season in all competitions. Asked if Chelsea should spend £100 million on Sancho, James Ducker of The Telegraph told The Sunday Supplement: “Join the queue. “The price is the price because there’s such a great interest in him.
“He was one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s principal transfer targets last year and Borussia Dortmund made it abundantly clear that they wouldn’t be selling him that summer unless there was a fee of at least £100m and that hasn’t changed, despite some of the loggerheads he’s at with the Dortmund hierarchy and the coach.
“It is an incredible amount of money for a player who has not done anything in the Premier League and spent his time in the Bundesliga. He’s done superbly and [his youth team club] Manchester City were gutted to let him go. “But the price will remain high because Manchester United want him, Chelsea want him, there’s an interest from Liverpool in him, PSG’s interest has cooled but both Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping tabs on his development as well.
“Dortmund will get a huge price for him because there is a premium now for forward players of that age who can play in numerous positions in the modern game. There’s a double premium for United and Chelsea with him being English.
“Is he worth that amount of money? It’s a crazy sum for a player who is only in his second full season as a senior pro, but this is now where the game has gone and the issue is it leaves no hiding place for Sancho, he’s going to come and you’ll expect an instant impact.
“But equally clubs will bring a player like that in and think if it works we’ll get a long, long time out of him.”