- Jadon Sancho could be joining Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in January
- The club is planning to set a new winter transfer record by splashing a whopping £120 million (R2,2 billion) on the 19-year-old
- Man United are also monitoring the England international
Chelsea is reportedly planning to cough up a staggering £120 million (R2,2 billion) to secure the services of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho next month.
The Blues are hoping they can lure the England international to Stamford Bridge by paying the largest sum in the history of the winter transfer window.
Frank Lampard will, however, have to battle with Manchester United, who are also interested in the teenage sensation.
Sancho scored nine goals and nine assists for Dortmund in the German League this campaign - one of many reasons why he is attracting attention from top coaches in Europe.
Although his current contract only expires in the summer of 2022, the right offer could see him leave the Bundesliga club in the next few weeks.
The Bundesliga side signed the 19-year-old for 'just' R123million (€7.84 million) in 2017 and barely two years later he has scored 26 goals and assisted 36 others in 79 matches across all competitions.
Lampard had been handed a budget of £150 million (R2,7 billion) by Roman Abramovich to shop for players, but it seems that the bulk of that budget might be used to secure the services of Sancho.
The Blues boss is hoping to land the winger as a replacement for Eden Hazard, who joined Real Madrid in the summer.
Lampard is understood to be very keen on the winger and rates him as the right man to fill the void.
Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc insists Sancho won’t be leaving the Signal Iduna Park under “any scenario” in January.
Zorc said: “We’re continuing to plan with him. He’s a fundamental player for us and I do not see any scenario where he leaves us.
“We have already had some situations with him to talk about, and there have been a lot of interviews in the last few weeks.
“We are in a good way; when he came off the bench in Barcelona and also in Berlin, he gave us a top performance.”
SunSport, however, reports that the Blues are working on a deal that will help them sign the English winger.
Chelsea's transfer ban has been reduced recently, and the Blues are now ready to spend big for Frank Lampard when the January transfer window opens.
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