Chelsea ‘join Man Utd in Jadon Sancho transfer race’ after Dortmund admit £78m star has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to leave

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CHELSEA have reportedly joined Manchester United in the chase for Jadon Sancho.

The hunt for the England winger is beginning to hot up since Borussia Dortmund admitted they have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to sell him this summer.

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Chelsea have now joined the chase for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho[/caption]

Manchester United have held a long-term interest in the 21-year-old star with Liverpool also keen.

According to Bild in Germany, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is plotting a raid on his old Bundesliga club to swoop for the attacker, who they claim could be available for £78m.

It has already been reported that Dortmund may drop their valuation of Sancho to around £85m – having previously demanded £108m.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed the situation on Saturday after his side’s 5-0 DFB-Pokal win over Holstein Kiel.

But he confirmed that no such agreement is in place with Erling Haaland, the in-demand striker that Chelsea and United have also been linked with.

Zorc told German portal ARD: “We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can move under certain conditions.

“However, this agreement doesn’t exist with Erling.”

According to Sport1, Borussia are willing to accept a smaller fee ahead of Sancho’s contract expiring in 2023.

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And if they fail to qualify for the Champions League then the pressure to cash in will increase.

Sancho has once again enjoyed an impressive year with the Bundesliga giants.

He has produced 12 goals and 18 assists, two of which came against Kiel.

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