Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is behind the club’s diversion from Jadon Sancho this summer.
The Borussia Dortmund star was the subject of growing interest from the Blues, with Marina Granovskaia plotting a raid on the winger.
It comes after an impressive campaign in the Bundesliga where he has scored 17 goals and assisted as many too.
The ex- Manchester City starlet is keen on leaving Dortmund this summer and has many suitors across the globe.
But it is the Premier League where Sancho wants to go after leaving England in 2017.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in his services.
Jadon Sancho wants to leave Dortmund this summer
(Image: 2020 Borussia Dortmund)
But Dortmund have slapped a £115m price tag on the 20-year-old – a whopping target in today’s financial world.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, teams around the world are unclear over what the economic fallout will be.
Despite that, the Blues had been devising a plot to land the forward, put together by club chief Granovskaia.
But according to the Transfer Window Podcast, Lampard has urged her to put the brakes on a move.
He reasons that a club-record fee would only add unnecessary pressure on himself and the squad.
Lampard’s team are young and inexperienced but have been performing well away from the spotlight.
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Adding Sancho to their ranks would only bring unwarranted attention, something the Stamford Bridge legend is keen to avoid.
Instead, the Transfer Window Podcast reports that he would rather the funds be used elsewhere to strengthen the squad where necessary.