Liverpool are plotting a club-record deal to sign Jadon Sancho from under Man Utd’s noses, while Chelsea are ready to let seven of their big-name players leave this summer, according to Saturday’s newspaper gossip.
MAN UTD FACE LIVERPOOL COMPETITION FOR JADON SANCHO
Liverpool are closely monitoring Jadon Sancho and have hopes of beating Manchester United to his signature – but any deal is likely to be on hold until next summer.
That’s according to the Independent, who claims that the Borussia Dortmund winger’s situation has been watched closely by the Reds hierarchy in recent months.
And with reports claiming Manchester United are likely to put a swoop for Sancho on the backburner for this summer, the paper claims the situation could open the door to Liverpool to swoop and bring the player to Anfield in what will be a club record deal.
As per the report, any move for Sancho this summer looks increasingly unlikely with a number of clubs taking cautious approaches to the transfer market and with United, at this stage, unable to guarantee the player the Champions League football he craves.
But by waiting to sign him in summer 2021, the door has been left wide open for Liverpool to swoop will be firmly in the running to move for Sancho.
That’s partially because the Reds’ owners FSG are happy to take a cautious approach this summer – they recently declined to stump up the £53m required to sign striker target Timo Werner – but will have money to play with come 2021.
It’s suggested also that Liverpool would be willing to give Sancho pay parity among their top earning stars, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk to entice him to Anfield.
AND MORE GOSSIP
Chelsea will allow seven players to leave including Willian, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho and Kurt Zouma to leave as they plan to freshen up their squad this summer (Daily Mirror)
Petr Cech made an undercover trip to Germany to help Chelsea win the race for Timo Werner’s signature (Daily Mirror)
Timo Werner has failed Jurgen Klopp’s test by entertaining a transfer to Chelsea, according to former Reds midfielder John Barnes (Daily Mirror)
Bayern Munich believe they are close to beating Manchester United – and a host of other leading European clubs – to the signing of Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz (The Independent)
Manchester United face a battle with AC Milan and Leeds United to sign Benfica star Florentino Luis, who has been compared to Patrick Vieira (Daily Express)
Leicetser will demand at least £60m for Ben Chilwell this summer if he makes the move to Chelsea (The Guardian)
Liverpool have been given the chance to win the Premier League title at Anfield despite a police chief saying that any such match should be played at a neutral venue (The Times)
Timo Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks (The Times)
Juanma Lillo is now the favourite to become Manchester City’s new assistant manager after the Spaniard held talks with Pep Guardiola over the position (The Times)
The Government is in talks with the Premier League and the football authorities about how they will convince supporters to stay away from matches, with the clubs being urged to provide strong messaging to their fans ahead of the league’s return (Daily Telegraph)
Aston Villa will face West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon in a mini derby as both clubs prepare for a return to action (Daily Mail)