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Chelsea Join Manchester United and Liverpool in Race for Borussia Dortmund Star

Amreen
May 4, 2021, 4:39 PM GMT+5:30
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to land Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to land Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund | RONNY HARTMANN/Getty Images
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Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in the summer. The England international is already on the radar of a number of clubs, including Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United.

According to Bild, Thomas Tuchel is looking to raid his former club and make a swoop for the 21-year-old, after reports last week claimed that Dortmund have a "gentleman's agreement" in place with Sancho that will let him leave for the right price.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were heavily linked with a move for Sancho last summer but failed to get a deal for him over the line owing to Dortmund's massive price tag. Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitted Sancho could leave in the summer and head to the Premier League.

He told ARD: "We already had a gentlemen's agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions. He's been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling."

The 58-year-old further confirmed that United almost activated this agreement last summer when they tried to sign Sancho, and added: "In the end, the requirements were not met."

Chelsea have also been linked with Sancho's teammate, Erling Haaland, but sporting director Sebastian Kehl has insisted that the Norwegian international will remain at the club next season despite interest from a number of top European clubs.

"I understand that Erling Haaland will play for Borussia Dortmund in the new season," Kehl told the Sport1 broadcaster's Doppelpass program (h/t AS).

"Erling totally agrees. I see him every day and I can say that he completely identifies with the club," he concluded.

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