Chelsea fear Jadon Sancho will choose to join Manchester United and are eyeing up a move for Philippe Coutinho instead, according to ESPN. Understandably, this latest update on the ongoing transfer saga has driven many Red Devils fans wild.
Senior football writer James Olley dropped a bombshell by revealing the Blues have all but given up hope of signing the 20-year-old and have now turned their attentions to the former Liverpool star.
Sources have told ESPN senior figures behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge believe United are in front, and, as a result, they are now looking at other options.
After arriving at the Signal Iduna Park from Manchester City for £8m in 2017, Sancho has put in a series of impressive performances for Lucien Favre’s side, scoring 14 goals and registering 15 assists in 23 appearances in the Bundesliga this season (WhoScored).
His prolific spell has caught the attention of multiple suitors, and, after months of speculation, it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well ahead of Frank Lampard in the race to sign the talented winger.
Unsurprisingly, loads of supporters are overjoyed by the journalist’s revelation, with one fan poking fun at the London club, saying “Chelsea in the mud.” Another added you’ve “gotta love to see it.”
Scroll through the rest of the best reactions down below…
Welcome to Manchester United Jadon Sancho . We will beat Chelsea twice next season in the premier league again
— Norbert Czelusniak (@fifautcr) April 22, 2020
They should know they can't win this race when we are gonna make him a poster boy of our club.
— Mayor_OF_Ketu (@Stevejayjay7) April 22, 2020
Oof, gotta love to see it
— Pz Perqa (@PerqaPz) April 22, 2020
Now can all their fans calm down and stop anticipating for nothing
— MFc (@iam_hademola) April 22, 2020
Doesn’t make any sense for Chelsea to be in for him as they’ve already agreed a deal to sign Ziyech from Ajax. Sancho is Utd bound and it’s time for our rivals to accept that.
— ⚽Salas🏆 (@MrFootball14) April 22, 2020
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