Borussia Dortmund are ready to swoop for Valencia ace Ferran Torres as they consider replacements for Jadon Sancho, it’s claimed.
Sancho has emerged as a top target for Manchester United and Chelsea once the season gets underway again.
The Bundesliga side are already planning for life without the England international.
According to Goal , Torres is firmly on the agenda after some virtuoso performances in La Liga.
The 20-year-old has recently knocked back efforts by Valencia to tie him to a new contract.
Borussia Dortmund supremo Hans-Joachim Watzke, meanwhile, has suggested he won’t stand in Sancho’s way if the Premier League’s elite come calling.
Jadon Sancho is wanted by Man Utd and Chelsea
“Jadon is a great, great talent, maybe the greatest talent in Europe currently of players under the age of 21,” he told RMC Sport.
“In my opinion, he has the potential to become one of the two or three best players in the world in the years to come.
“If one day he comes to us and says that he wants to leave the club, then we’ll discuss it.”
Manchester United were steadily improving under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the coronavirus crisis halted the season.
Jack Grealish has been identified as a priority transfer target for Man Utd
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However, it’s not yet clear when football will resume amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
United are also battling for Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish, who was pictured at the scene of a car accident last month.
Villa legend Andy Gray has urged the Premier League heavyweights to get a deal sealed.
“Like all footballers will do at some point in their careers, he’s made a poor decision. I hope he bitterly regrets it – and I’m sure he will,” he said.
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“I know his personality and he comes from a really good family.
“It’s out of character because for two or three years he’s been…