Jadon Sancho may have inadvertently boosted Chelsea’s chances of signing Philippe Coutinho, by snubbing the Blues in favour of a move to Manchester United.
The Borussia Dortmund winger’s move to Old Trafford may well hinge on whether they qualify for the Champions League, but either it seems he has no desire to play under Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
Lampard has therefore turned his attention away from the former Manchester City ace and is now focused on signing Barcelona’s £142m playmaker Coutinho, according to Sport.
The ex-Liverpool star is unlikely to complete a permanent move to current loan side Bayern Munich, and seems destined to not be given another chance at the Nou Camp.
Jadon Sancho has no plans to ply his trade for Chelsea should he return to the Premier League this summer
The Blues have already made their first signing of the summer have announced they will land Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech on July 1.
And with Sancho now seemingly set to join Manchester United in a £100m deal, Lampard could opt to bring in Coutinho to add experience to his young and talented Blues squad.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will have to stump up £70m for the Brazil international, according to the Evening Standard.
Philippe Coutinho’s mega money move to Barcelona has not worked out for him
Just 18 months after Barca spent double that figure on Coutinho, he was shipped out to Bayern on loan after scoring 21 goals in 76 appearances.
The 27-year-old has even been linked with a move to Leicester where he would be reunited with former boss Brenan Rodgers, who he worked with at Liverpool.
When Coutinho signed for Barcelona, Rodgers revealed the pair still keep in touch.
He said: “He sent me a nice text the other day when he was arriving in Barcelona.
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