As per a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer.
Sancho’s meteoric rise
19-year-old winger Sancho proved one of the talking points of European football last season.
The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City in the summer of 2017 for £8 million, built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion in 2017/18 with a string of sensational displays over the course of the campaign.
The pace, trickery, eye for goal and creative flair possessed by Sancho have seen him rise from exciting but raw prospect to one of world football’s most highly-regarded starlets.
In total, last season, the blistering wide-man racked up 13 goals and a hefty 19 assists across all competitions.
The first-half of the new campaign, meanwhile, has seen Sancho’s production reach even more impressive heights.
Despite it only being February, the 11-time capped English international has already notched 15 goals, to go along with 16 assists.
Premier League return?
As such, Sancho’s stellar form in Germany has inevitably seen the teen linked with a potential return to the Premier League.
And, as per the aforementioned report from the Daily Mail, two of these sides look set to go head-to-head over Sancho this summer.
The clubs in question are Chelsea and Man United.
Though the latter’s January capture of Bruno Fernandes is expected to have an effect on their spending power over the transfer windows to come, the Red Devils nevertheless remain extremely keen on Sancho.
The German is labelled as ‘among United’s top targets’.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are viewed by many as the favourites to secure a deal for Sancho.
The Blues are ‘reported to have expressed a willingness to meet Dortmund’s valuation of the England international,’ with Sancho known to be a lifelong Chelsea fan.