Borussia Dortmund have told the likes of Chelsea that Jadon Sancho will be staying at the German side for the duration of his five-year contract.
Now we all know that we were unable to go out and splash the cash on some big named players as they were banned from acquiring any players for at least two transfer windows, and although they did appeal the ban, they only managed to tie down a permanent deal for Mateo Kovacic and bring in Christian Pulisic.
But with the sales of a number of first-team players, we made a massive £130 million in sales this summer and that is to be reinvested into the club in the next could of windows, as Lampard will reportedly get around £200 million to spend on new players.
And Sancho has been on the shopping list for some time now, according to reports, as the young man has become a very creative player in the Bundesliga.
But we will not be able to make a move for the lad for the next couple of years as BVB sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed that they have no intention of letting Sancho go in the coming seasons, telling Kicker: “No decision has been made [on a transfer next summer]. But you don’t have to be a prophet to say Jadon won’t play here for five more years.”
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klinsmann has told Christian Pulisic he needs to become ‘nasty’ to succeed at Chelsea.
Pulisic is hailed as one of the best young talents in the game and made a real name for himself in the Bundesliga as a creative force, with many believing that he was signed by the club to help solve the issue of Eden Hazard departing the club for Real Madrid.
But Pulisic has not made the kind of impact that many expected this season and is struggling to adapt to the Premier League, and the quality of the English game, and was once again left out for the 2-0 win against Brighton at the weekend.
Discussing Pulisic’s start in England, Klinsmann told ESPN: ‘You never know it’s the right fit unless you do it. ‘Christian did well to say: ‘I’m going to throw myself in another cold water, go over to London and throw myself in the Premier League, and I have to fight through the system there’. So that’s what he’s in.
‘He’s a very special player, he’s tremendously talented, but this is a big step because Borussia Dortmund was also basically the club where he got formed into a professional player. ‘He came out of the youth system there, he moved himself up, he had all the support within the club and now going to London – also to one of the biggest clubs in the world – you’ve got to bring your elbows out.’
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