According to transfer expert Duncan Castles, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to make a statement signing before the end of the January transfer window.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Abramovich is reportedly willing to spend big to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge.

“I’m told they’re looking at wingers at present,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.

“One of those strong options for them is Jadon Sancho.

“My understanding is the club, i.e. Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia, are very keen on taking Sancho.

“They’re keen on making a statement signing now that they are able to work in the transfer market again and have a lot of resource to spend in this window.

“They see taking a young England international, who has very high status in England because of what he’s achieved at Borussia Dortmund and in the national team, as a good way to go forward.”