TRANSFER RUMOURS:- Chelsea Not Put Off By Dortmund’s £120m Sancho Asking Price (Standard)

Chelsea are ready to spend heavily during the transfer window, with Jadon Sancho a key target.

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As
the season is shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Evening
Standard chief football correspondent James Olley on Friday answered
questions all all things Chelsea.

Here’s his replies

A key topic raised by fans was, naturally, who Chelsea are looking to sign after two barren windows.

Chelsea are ready to smash their transfer record to beat Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund to the signing of Sancho.

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Elsewhere, Moussa Dembele remains a key target up front, as he has been for the past two windows.

There were also updates on Timo Werner, Wilfried Zaha and reinforcement in defence.

Despite
that aim of trying to more resourceful, Chelsea are prepared to invest
heavily this summer, especially given the FIFA transfer ban, the loss of
Eden Hazard and a failure to land anyone in January.

A move
for Jadon Sancho has been discussed and the club are not put off by
Borussia Dortmund’s valuation in the region of £120m. Competition will
be fierce, however, as Manchester United are also serious about Sancho
among a number of other clubs.

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The
striker search will continue with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele their preferred
target. Others on the shortlist include Red Bull Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
I’m not entirely sure the Wilfried Zaha situation is dead either,
although Crystal Palace will have to lower their £80m asking price.

The club are also keen on signing a left-back with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell heading that particular list.

As
with all clubs, they will be governed by who becomes available and when
– a situation complicated further by uncertainty over when the transfer
window will actually take place

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