Borussia Dortmund have reportedly launched a £35m bid to sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres.
That’s according to German publication Bild.
The report states that Dortmund have refused to pay Torres’ £87million release clause, instead bidding £35m for the Spaniard who is out of contract at the Mestalla at the end of next season.
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This bid could be fantastic news for Chelsea and Manchester United as the Spain Under-21 international is being touted as a potential replacement for Jadon Sancho.
In regards to the Borussia Dortmund winger, all signs are pointing towards him being on the move at the end of the season.
“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us,” Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has recently stated.
“At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants.
“But I’ll say clearly that even the very rich clubs shouldn’t believe they can come here to snap up bargains.”
As a result, the Blues and the Red Devils will be boosted by the notion that Dortmund reluctant to stand in the way of Sancho leaving, as well as rumours that they are also seeking a replacement.
With 14 goals and 15 assists to his name in the Bundesliga this season, Sancho would be a fantastic addition to either club and it’s no surprise that his reported price-tag is in the region of £150m.
However, Watzke has also stated that their asking price for Sancho will not be reduced despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said our preference is to keep Jadon with us. But at the end of the day you always have to respect what the player wants,” he told Bild.
“I can clearly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, should not believe that they can go on a bargain tour with us.