Chelsea’s foray into the Bundesliga transfer market doesn’t look set to end anytime soon, and others could be set to follow arrivals like Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz.
One of those could be the somewhat forgotten Jadon Sancho, who’s fallen off the radar a bit after dominating the transfer market conversation earlier. But he’s not completely forgotten as Sport1 remind us today. Borussia Dortmund are apparently in a poor financial state, which could be further exacerbated by missing out on Champions League qualification, and they are looking at a deficit of up to €75m. As a result, they are said to be willing to cash in on Sancho, and have even reduced his asking price to €100m — which does bode well for Chelsea as well as perennially-linked Manchester United.
#BVB - @SPORT1 sources: Borussia expect @Sanchooo10 to leave Dortmund in summer. Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in Sancho (3 goals, 9 assists). Erling Haaland (14/3.) should definitely stay for one more year. @ErlingHaaland has an exit clause in 2022 for €75 Mio. https://t.co/zBfifFcrHV— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) February 5, 2021
On the other hand, BVB have no interest in selling Chelsea-linked Erling Haaland just yet, and are planning to keep him for another season at least. He is considered to be their most important player, and they do not want to make too many changes to the squad.
Another Bundesliga player that Chelsea have been reportedly keeping an eye on is David Alaba, and according to the Guardian, the Blues are going to “try to muscle in” on Real Madrid’s move for the Bayern defender. Alaba is said to be open for considering a move to the Premier League instead, with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United all potential options.
Chelsea are also looking at Niklas Süle and Dayot Upamecano, Goal confirm, however, the chances of bringing either of them are tied to Bayern Munich’s transfer plans. They are leading the race for Upamecano, and that saga could be intertwined with Süle’s future at the club. Süle has apparently grown increasingly unhappy at being Hansi Flick’s back-up option, with Jérôme Boateng preferred, and therefore, could be sold at around €30m.
Moving to our current centre backs, Thiago Silva’s future is reportedly yet to be decided, although it is expected that he will continue for one more season with the Blues.
Chelsea are looking at central defenders for the summer with Bayern Munich firmly linked to whatever happens at Stamford Bridge: https://t.co/FO3fLEqPuD— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 5, 2021
Thiago Silva and his agents will discuss with Chelsea about his 1 year contract extension in the coming weeks. No rush.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 6, 2021
Chelsea board so happy with Thiago, Tuchel thinks he’s a great leader - positive feelings. The final decision will be made together with the player. #cfc