​The future of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has dominated headlines all season, and now a report has claimed that it is Chelsea who are closest to winning the race for his signature - maybe.

The 19-year-old has been in electric form in Germany, and he is expected to attract plenty of significant interest at the end of the season. Chelsea are one of the sides who have been linked with the teenager as they remain on the hunt for a replacement for Eden Hazard.

Jadon Sancho

​Chelsea fans were sent into hysteria after reading a report from ​The Sun, which leads with the claim that the Blues are 'close' to sealing a blockbuster deal for Sancho, but then things start to get a bit strange.

In fact, the very first line of the report says Chelsea are 'ready' to join the race for his signature, despite them supposedly being close to completing the entire deal just centimetres higher up the page.

It is then said that the team 'could' be working on a club-record £120m deal, with the certainty in the report slipping away with every sentence.

Sancho is understood to be part of a ​six-man shortlist at Stamford Bridge, and The Sun state that Chelsea are 'leading the race' to sign Sancho (despite not having started trying to sign him yet) after informing ​Dortmund of their willingness to meet their demands.

Club owner Roman Abramovich is said to be ready to back Frank Lampard with a marquee ​transfer like Sancho, but Dortmund want to hold on to him until the end of the season.

One suggested option is that Chelsea could move to sign Sancho in January before loaning him back to the ​Bundesliga side for the remainder of the season - just like they did with Christian Pulisic last season - but such a move for a £120m signing would come as quite a surprise.

Jadon Sancho

Nevertheless, Chelsea are supposedly ahead of both ​Manchester United and ​Liverpool in their pursuit. United's inconsistent form could hinder their chances of signing Sancho, while Jürgen Klopp does not want to pay the kind of money needed to bring him to Anfield.

There certainly does seem to be some legitimacy to the claim that Chelsea are seriously keen on the winger, but this report from The Sun leaves you with more questions than answers.

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