Chelsea set to battle Manchester United for long-term target

Manchester United might be coming off the back of a 9-0 win over Southampton but to be very honest, there has been a lack of goals in this team, with them managing to edge out a lot of teams due to individual brilliance of players like Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.

While the stats show that improvements have been made in the offensive area over the last few months, the lack of intensive penetration causes them problems in the big games.

United have scored just one goal (a penalty against Tottenham Hotspur in their 6-1 defeat) against the traditional ‘big six’ Premier League sides this season. That being said, some believe the current frontline of the Red Devils misses the spark a conventional right-winger would be able to add.

Manchester United tried to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund last summer, but their attempt went in vain as the Bundesliga side refused to let him go for the €100 million, the Red Devils were willing to offer.

Chelsea set to battle Manchester United for Sancho

Several reports believe United’s interest in Sancho still persists, and they will try to sign him again next summer. According to The Sun, Chelsea are determined to rival the Red Devils in their pursuit of the 20-year-old Englishman in the upcoming transfer window.

A boyhood Chelsea fan, Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017. For the Bundesliga side, the winger has made 124 appearances, racking up 42 goals and 57 assists so far. This season, he has 13 assists and 8 goals from 25 matches to his name in all competitions, which has been described as an underwhelming one by his standards.

In the middle of the rumour there have been claims that Dortmund are ready to let Sancho leave for €100 million next term, a substantial cut on what the German club demanded last summer, Manchester United might be compelled to break the bank in a bid to sign the superstar.

On the other hand, with a German coach in Thomas Tuchel at the helm at Stamford Bridge and the attraction of playing for the club he grew up supporting, Sancho might want to join Chelsea. Only time will tell.