Man Utd make approach for cheap Sancho alternative with ties to Chelsea

Date published: Friday 26th June 2020 10:53

Manchester United have made an approach for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, according to a report.

According to ESPN United are interested in the 23-year-old Frenchman, and the feeling is apparently mutual.

The report claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pondering a move for Boga as their attempts to land Jadon Sancho remain stunted.

Solskjaer is believed to be desperate to sign England star Sancho, but Borussia Dortmund are sticking to their €120m valuation and United are playing a waiting game.

In the meantime Boga is of interest and is apparently chasing the opportunity of playing in Europe next season.

Boga was at Chelsea at youth level, but left for Sassuolo where he has been impressing with eight goals and four assists in 26 Serie appearances this season.

The news will come as a shock to Chelsea, who have a buy-back clause in the player’s deal when he departed Stamford Bridge in 2018.

At the start of the month the Daily Mirror claimed Chelsea were ready to trigger that buy-back clause as they bring him in as a replacement for Willian.

 

 

 

Willian has signed a short-term agreement to see out the season with the Blues, but he look set to leave in the summer and Frank Lampard has earmarked former Birmingham loanee Boga as the man to replace him.

Boga signed for the Italian side for around £4m in the summer of 2017, and the Daily Express report that Chelsea have the opportunity of a  €15m buy-back option on their former player.

 

‘I still hear rumours’

Jeremie Boga

He has a contract with Sassuolo until June 2022 and earlier this month spoke about his future.

“I am considering it at Sassuolo because I had discussions with the coach [De Zerbi],” Boga told RMC Sport. “We will see what will happen. For now, I’m in Sassuolo.

“I’m aware. Even if I try to ignore it, I still hear rumours. I always see people talking. It’s nice but I’m still far from where I want to be. I want to keep my head on my shoulders and keep working to reach my goals.

“I have seen many names of big Italian clubs, yes. That’s flattering. When I hear clubs like Roma, Napoli, Milan, Inter, Juve, it’s always a pleasure. For now, I’m in Sassuolo and I’m concentrating on finishing the season very well. I want to reach my goals and we will see what will happen next year.”

The attacking midfielder had been at Chelsea since 2009 and made his debut for the club at the beginning of the 2017 season, starting the 3-2 home loss to Burnley.

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