Rumored to be back on Chelsea’s radar, thanks to the 21-year-old’s potential, but according to Goal, interest in Sancho is lacking a bit in general, partly due to the financial impact of the pandemic, and partly because not every club is in need of an out-and-out winger.
Sancho has been given permission by Dortmund to explore his options, after 4 years at the club, however, all the major suitors have cooled their interest, with Manchester United and Liverpool citing financial factors, and Chelsea and Manchester City not really in requirement of a winger.
According to Sport1, BVB could further lower Sancho’s asking price to €85m-€90m, contingent on Champions League qualification.
That's a sizeable drop from the £108m ($150m) they were initially asking for— Goal (@goal) May 6, 2021
Sporting director Michael Zorc recently told ARD: "We already had a gentleman's agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions."
Aston Villa are reportedly one of the sides interested in signing Abraham, but according to Express & Star, that is contingent on Wesley Moraes, who’s recovering from a serious knee injury and has recently made his return.
Villa manager Dean Smith will use the remaining games to gauge Wesley’s fitness, and then make a decision if the club need to sign a new centre forward in the summer transfer window. Villa would no doubt prefer to utilize a striker for whom they already paid €25m.
“We’re starting to look at Wesley as a Premier League player again, rather than a player returning from injury.”
“The next month will give us a big sign as to where he will be for the start of next season. That’s going to be the key to moving forward.”
-Dean Smith; source: Express & Star
Regardless of what happens with Abraham, Chelsea’s intention to sign a new big-money centre forward will not change, according to Goal.
Sergio Agüero’s supposedly favoring a move to Barcelona, and according to Sky Sports and Mundo Deportivo, they have now held informal talks with his entourage. Chelsea are the prime suitors should the Argentina international choose to remain in the Premier League, but he is apparently looking forward to playing with Lionel Messi, even if that means taking a pay-cut. Barcelona are hoping that Agüero’s arrival will also be helpful in convincing Messi to renew his contract.
Sergio Aguero would be prepared to reduce his salary while playing at Barcelona... and of course with Leo Messi. There’s still no agreement completed or signed - the club will decide about Aguero, Depay and other targets only at the end of the season. #FCB @MatteMoretto https://t.co/UEV4XJmkoH— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 6, 2021