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Jadon Sancho’s next club: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea or somewhere else?

Borussia Dortmund and England star will be in demand this summer

The race to sign Jadon Sancho is gathering pace with many of Europe’s top clubs linked with a summer move for the Borussia Dortmund star. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, Dortmund will allow the 19-year-old to leave at the end of the season and the German giants are already looking at transfer targets to replace the right winger. 

After playing for the youth teams at Watford and Manchester City, Sancho left for the Bundesliga in 2017 and his impressive performances for Dortmund have seen him earn 11 senior caps with England. 

So far this season the Londoner has scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists in 19 matches for Dortmund. It’s this kind of form that makes him one of Europe’s hottest properties. 

Sky in Germany reporter Jesco von Eichmann said: “He will leave Dortmund this summer, that’s for sure. It’s not clear to which club he will change. 

“Manchester United is one of the big clubs that are interested, that I’ve heard. 

“Michael Zorc, the director of Dortmund, said last week in an interview that he hasn’t had an offer for Jadon Sancho yet. Today, I asked him again, and he just smiled!”

We take a look at the clubs who will battle to sign the £120m-rated teenager in the summer transfer window.

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Manchester United

Sancho has long been a transfer target for United and yesterday it was widely reported that the Red Devils and Chelsea will vie for his signature this summer. 

The Daily Mirror says United are “firm favourites” to land Sancho. The England international “fancies” a move to Old Trafford and is ready to “snub” big offers from across Europe.  

United are reportedly ready to offer a huge £200,000-a-week contract that would make him one of their top earners. 

Chelsea 

Yesterday it was claimed that Chelsea will rival Man Utd to sign Sancho, but it has been confirmed today that Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech will sign for the Blues this summer. Could this mean the end of Chelsea’s interest in Sancho?

Today’s back pages: Man Utd place new striker Ighalo in ‘quarantine’ and Chelsea agree deal for Ajax star Ziyech

Liverpool 

Premier League runaway leaders Liverpool are the latest English club linked with a move for Sancho. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a former manager of Dortmund and the Daily Mail reports that the Reds have informed the Germans of their desire to sign the teenager. The Anfield club hope that Klopp’s Dortmund connections will see them seal the deal.

Jadon Sancho scored twice in England’s 5-3 victory over Kosovo on 10 September

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Manchester City 

Could Sancho make a surprise return to the Etihad? 

As it stands City are not considering the winger as a target, but Sky Sports reports that the Sky Blues “have the option to match any bid for Sancho as part of the agreement and means the Bundesliga side have to keep them informed if another club comes in”.

Real Madrid or Barcelona 

It’s not just the Premier League clubs who are being linked with a summer move for Sancho. The Daily Mail and Telegraph report that Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also keen. 

Betting odds: who will sign Sancho?

The bookies suggest that Man Utd are the favourites to land Sancho. 

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “As one of England’s hottest young prospects, it was only a matter of time before Jadon Sancho was coaxed back to the Premier League. 

“While the 19-year-old hasn’t indicated where he intends to go after leaving Borussia Dortmund, a move to Manchester United looks the most likely outcome, and Red Devils fans will be delighted to snag their bitter rivals’ former employee.”

Jadon Sancho next club odds

Prices according to Oddschecker

  • Manchester United: 5/2  
  • Liverpool: 7/2  
  • Chelsea: 10/1  
  • Barcelona: 16/1  
  • Bayern Munich: 16/1  
  • Real Madrid: 20/1  
  • Tottenham: 22/1  
  • Arsenal: 25/1 

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