Chelsea remain interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but they accept they are behind Manchester United in the race to sign the 20-year-old, according to reports in the UK.
The main issue is the England international’s £120m asking price, which the Blues are reluctant to pay. Some supporters on Twitter are disappointed at the club’s lack of ambition:
Quality before Quantity
— Chelsea (@Chelsea23air) May 15, 2020
GO GET HIM. Jesus I haven’t seen anyone dribble by anyone all damn season other than kovacic
— Chris Dore (@CDore4) May 16, 2020
If we can't cough out 120m for a player, as a big club that we are, we should be ashamed of ourselves
We are simply selfish… And this guys in-charge just wanna ruin this club!
Ah mean, where are the cash we got from Hazard, Morata, D.Luiz, etc??
— Praiz✌ (@FunomPraiz) May 15, 2020
I know that the Covid-19 crisis will have a significant impact on transfers but I feel this is the kind of statement signing that chelsea need to make. We know his talent, he's English, massive resale value if that time ever comes and significantly improves our squad. No brainer
— Darren Lavery (@Darren_Lav89) May 15, 2020
Well sancho deal wouldn’t cost more than 90m and if am being fair United is his likely destination
— Benesther ❤️ (@EstherO92289152) May 15, 2020
Signing Jadon Sancho aged 20, would prove to be a worthwhile investment with his age and potential
— Ric🇵🇹 (previously Zappa🇮🇹) (@CentreCarvalho6) May 15, 2020
120m on a 10 year investment is not a worry
— CFC_Panthers (@PanthersCfc) May 15, 2020
Sancho is worth that Price. Splash the Cash 💰💸💰
He would bring the money with goals and trophies! He would be the superstar we looking for👀
— 28. (@itsChelseating) May 15, 2020
Sancho is an extremely talented player but it must be pointed out that Chelsea already have promising wingers such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic in their squad.
Especially when transfer prices are expected to be lower when the window opens, such an outlay in an area where they already have decent options may not be seen as wise.
Manager Frank Lampard is said to have prioritised a striker and a left-back so that £120m may well be utilised to buy players for those two positions instead, rather than shelling out on Sancho.