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Chelsea morning headlines as Jadon Sancho alternatives eyed and Reece James’ Lampard revelation

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Thursday, April 9.

Sancho being “looked at”

Chelsea are “looking at” highly-rated Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

Sancho has been the subject of interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, as well, according to various reports.

In a live Q&A on football.london, Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord has revealed that the 20-year-old has been looked at by Chelsea, but also listed some potential alternatives.

“This does seem to be the question which has been constantly asked, with a lot of fans excited about a potential deal for Sancho,” he said.

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“The youngster is being looked at, but then a lot of clubs are interested in him as well. So any deal is a long way off.

“A player like Leon Bailey might be seen as a cheaper alternative to bring in, should a move for Sancho seem unlikely.”

James on advantage of being managed by Lampard

Chelsea defender Reece James has explained the main advantage of being managed by Frank Lampard.

James has admitted he is learning from Lampard due to his own experiences as a professional player for the Blues.

Lampard played 648 times for Chelsea, and will go down as one of the greatest to ever put on the blue shirt.

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“It’s great playing under a Chelsea legend,” James said to the Mirror .

“When I was supporting the club and growing up, he was one of the leaders in the team so for him to manage you, and show you things that he learned within the game, a lot of people listen and you can learn a lot from him.”

James has broken into the first-team at Stamford Bridge this season after an impressive loan spell at Wigan Athletic during the last campaign.

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