Chelsea are being linked with a shock move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho.
According to Calciomercatoweb, Sancho could be involved in a potential three-way transfer involving PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic.
Manchester United could sign Gakpo, therefore allowing Chelsea to buy Jadon Sancho, in turn freeing up Christian Pulisic to join Juventus.
Sancho joined Manchester United in 2021 after an impressive four year spell at Borussia Dortmund, where he was included in the Bundesliga Team of the Year twice, and won the DFB Pokal and DFL Supercup.
Problems in Manchester for Jadon Sancho
When Jadon Sancho signed for Manchester United, there was naturally a lot of expectation given his impressive performances in Germany.
Yet, the winger has struggled to establish himself as a key player at Old Trafford.
Scoring just five times in the Premier League since his move, Sancho’s numbers are a sharp downturn from his remarkable output for Borussia Dortmund.
The arrival of Antony from Ajax in the summer has driven Sancho down the pecking order, with Anthony Elanga and Alejandro Garnacho also providing competition for a starting place.
Sancho’s struggles this season also led to his omission from Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
A new start at Chelsea?
A move to Stamford Bridge would also mean a return to London for the Camberwell-born Sancho.
Sancho could bring life to an attack that has struggled for goals and he has played with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Reece James and Mason Mount at international level.
However, deals between rivals in the ‘Big Six’ are relatively rare, which could add a layer of complexity to any potential deal.