Manchester United are set to have more competition in the race to sign Jadon Sancho.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a move to the Premier League and the Red Devils have been the likely landing spot.
That is because Manchester United pursued Sancho aggressively throughout 2020 but were unable to strike an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over how much exactly they were willing to pay.
Now it appears Chelsea and Liverpool are also going to have a crack at snaring Sancho.
That is according to CBS Soccer podcast Que Golazo, which reports that the Blues and Reds are keeping a close eye on Sancho’s situation.
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“I think he’s moving next summer,” sports journalist Fabrizio Romano said on the Que Golazo Podcast.
“Yes, he was really one step away from leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, Manchester United were really close to signing him for €100m, but then Borussia Dortmund changed their plans, but Manchester United had the agreement with the player and his agents, so everything was ready, and then the deal collapsed at the last stages.
“That’s why I say next summer, I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club and be back in the Premier League.
“We have to understand if Manchester United will arrive with €120m (£109m), if they will be ready this time to sign the player or if they’ll take the risk of other clubs joining the race.
“I will say like Liverpool, Chelsea, and a lot of clubs are scouting the situation of Jadon Sancho, so at this point the race is open.”
MESSI’S GRAND PLAN REVEALED?
Lionel Messi admitted earlier in the week that a move to the United States is appealing, as is playing in the MLS.
Now a report suggests Messi is set to realise that dream but not before first staying put at Barcelona.
Messi was pushing for an exit from Barca earlier in the year but now José Antonio Ponseti, who currently works for Cadena Ser, told El Larguero that the Argentine is going to stay put.
“Messi wants to hold out in Barcelona and go to Miami in 2023, so his children would go to high school before entering university,” he said.
It would be consistent with what Messi has publicly said, having admitted earlier this week that while unsure if it will happen, a moving to the US is certainly on his radar.
“I always said that I have the impression that I would like to enjoy the experience of living in the United States, of living in that league and that life, but if it happens or not I don’t know,” the Argentine told La Sexta.
Messi also maintained that he is not rushing to make a call on his immediate future for a key reason.
“I have nothing clear until the end of the year, I will wait for the end of the season,” he said.
“The important thing is to think about the team, finish the year, think about trying to get titles and not be distracted by other things.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, I’m focused on what we have, on what can be done in these six months. I don’t think about how the year will end because today it wouldn’t be good for me to tell you what am I going to do because I don’t know.”