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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been tipped to fund a move for Jadon Sancho by Paul Merson this coming summer.

The Borussia Dortmund winger is a dream target for a number of clubs after a brilliant campaign in the Bundesliga, where He has contributed 17 goals and 17 assists in all competitions but could still be sold if his asking price is met.

Reports have suggested that Manchester United have made Sancho their number one transfer target, But former Arsenal star Merson believes Abramovich could get his chequebook out for Sancho because of the 20-year-old’s potential resale value and entertainment value on the pitch.

“They obviously still want Jadon Sancho, and if they can’t get him they will probably try for Kai Havertz,” he told the Daily Star.

“Either one of them is going to cost close to £100m. But that kind of transfer pays for itself. Chelsea could get five good years out of Sancho and still get a big sell-on.

“You’ve got every chance of getting your money back with a player like Sancho.

“And if Abramovich starts coming to matches again, he will want to be entertained. He won’t care about paying £100m for a Sancho if it helps them play good football.

“Signing Werner is a big statement. But signing Sancho would be an even bigger one.

“I think they will challenge now. I think they will close the gap. Abramovich believes they will be major challengers or he wouldn’t be spending the money.”

Chelsea have been backed to sign midfielder Declan Rice in the upcoming transfer window – and then play the England international out of position

Lampard may have one of the most exciting and creative sides in the Premier League right now, but he will need to spend some money in the next couple of windows to improve the side in certain areas, And that has led t speculation in the media suggesting Declan Rice is wanted,

The England midfielder’s versatility could prove vital as the Blues look to shore up a vulnerable rearguard, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, McGarry said: “Another young player who’s making waves and is attracting attention is Declan Rice, the West Ham player, who started his time as an academy player at Chelsea and indeed is very much fancied by Chelsea with regards to a return.

“Our information at the Transfer Window podcast is that Frank Lampard’s feeling about the player is that he could become potentially a commanding presence in Chelsea’s defence, which of course would be taking him out of the defensive midfield role he currently fills for West Ham United, but he did start as a centre-half and has both the physique and ability to play there.

“But of course, if you’ve got a player who can play in two positions then why not?

“He’s currently under contract until 2024 at the London Stadium but he’s only 21, [and] has seven caps already for England.

“Again, he fills all of those kind of box-ticking factors that we talk about with regards to young, English, talented, good with the ball at his feet, reads the game well etc.

We’ve talked a lot about Lampard’s desire to have a vocal presence in his defence which he feels is lacking.

“Obviously he played for his entire time at Chelsea with John Terry who was very much that ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ phrase.”

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has petty much confirmed that Chelsea bound Timo Werner will be leaving the club in the summer.

Werner has been one of the most talked about players of the past few weeks, as all the major clubs are reportedly interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for the pacy little German star.

He has scored 75 goals in 122 matches since making his RB Leipzig debut in 2013. Only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (29) has netted more Bundesliga goals than Werner (25) this season.

His performances, and that relatively low price tag on his head has meant that wea have made the first move to try and get the little star to sign up, with reports suggesting he has agreed a £170,000-a-week deal to make the move to London.

The deal has not yet officially been confirmed yet, simply because of the flight restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, but it should be announced in the next couple of weeks.

But ahead of his proposed move to Stamford Bridge, Nagelsmann has come out and pretty much confirmed that his star man will be leaving the club, after he admitted that he does not expect to have the German striker in his side next season.

When asked about Werner’s future before RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Friday evening, Nagelsmann told DAZN: ‘I do not expect Timo to be here next season.’

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has talked up the talents of Jadon Sancho, insisting ” the sky’s the limit” for the Chelsea target.

Sancho has developed very nicely over in the Bundesliga over the past few seasons and has turned into one of the very best wingers in Europe right now, with 17 goals and 17 assists to his name this season.

There has been some reports over the past few days that  boss Roman Abramovic wants to make Sancho his next big marquee signing, with claims that he is very excited about the talents of Sancho.

Now amid all the transfer speculation, Liverpool midfielder Henderson said of his compatriot on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel Five that thinks he is destined for the very highest level if he continues on his current trajectory.

He said “A lot of people are speaking about him. He is a top player, a special player, that in training he has got something different and he’s sharp and able to get past players with ease.

“Also he’s got a good head on his shoulders, he loves football, wants to improve, listen and learn so if he just continues on that path the sky’s the limit for him really.”

He added: “He just needs to keep working hard and listening to the people around him and keep doing what he’s doing. He’s been brilliant for Dortmund and England, so he just needs to carry on.”

It will be very interesting to see just where the young man ends up in the coming transfer windows, as there will be alot of interest in the player when he officially comes onto the transfer window.

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