Chelsea are heavily invested in a deal to sign Jadon Sancho but the current uncertainty due to the spread of coronavirus could decide whether the deal will go ahead, according to reports.
Having burst onto the scene as one of Europe’s top wingers in the past few seasons, Sancho has stepped his performances up a notch this term with 17 goals and 19 assists for Borussia Dortmund.
As such, the England international has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, where he spent time in Manchester City‘s youth system.
Liverpool and Manchester United have been credited with interest but Chelsea are also said to be keen.
According to German publication SportBild (via Sport Witness), the Blues are working “intensively” to secure a deal to sign Sancho, although there is no mention of talks having took place.
Instead, it is said that the current uncertainty surrounding the football season will provide the biggest stumbling block in Chelsea‘s hopes of striking an agreement.
Football across the world is postponed and the newspaper says that a lack of revenues could see Europe’s top clubs take a financial hit which would see mega-money deals fall through.
Therefore, it is added that the next few weeks will be crucial in whether Chelsea will be able to do business with Dortmund.
The World Health Organisation has declared Europe as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with the death toll in Spain and Italy surpassing that in China.
In other news, Chelsea winger Pedro has revealed that he will leave the club upon the expiry of his contract this summer, but is not yet thinking about where his future lies.