Who will be Frank Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea boss?
The Blues were under a FIFA-imposed transfer embargo in the summer, meaning Lampard had to work with what was already at Stamford Bridge when he arrived back at the club from Derby County.
That FIFA ban was due to last two windows, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport cut it in half, meaning Chelsea can sign new players this month.
There has been little action so far in the January transfer window, but things are sure to heat up soon.
And Lampard could be at the forefront with a reported £150million warchest at his disposal.
One of the players to be heavily linked has been Jadon Sancho, but the Borussia Dortmund star would take a hefty chunk of that transfer kitty all by himself.
Here’s what we know about his future so far.
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He may be one of the star men for Dortmund, but Sancho has had his issues at the club this season.
Sancho was substituted in Dortmund’s recent 4-0 defeat at Bayern Munich, with Lucien Favre admitting the winger’s performance was “not good enough”.
After returning late from Three Lions duty last month, Sancho was also dropped and fined , and publicly criticised by sporting director Michael Zorc and as well as Favre.
Jadon Sancho sits on the bench at the Camp Nou (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)
According to The Athletic , the sequence of events left the teenager feeling ‘humiliated’, ‘scapegoated’ and ‘unprotected’, which led to increased speculation over his future.
However, he has been in superb form since returning to the team.
Nevertheless, allowing the 19-year-old to leave would almost certainly be of financial reward for the Bundesliga outfit, and while a January switch is unlikely, it is understood that the club could be willing to allow him leave in the summer.