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Chelsea have been linked with a number of targets this January transfer window, but the Blues aren’t close to sealing any deal yet.
One player that has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, but it’s clear that no deal can be done for the winger until the summer.
Transfer expert Duncan Castles has now claimed that the 19-year-old is whom Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to splash the cash on, but his signing will come during the summer.
“Their priority is on the wing, where they envisage losing Willian at the latest in the summer because they have offered Willian a new contract but only a one-year contract because of his age,” Castles said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast .
“My understanding is the club, i.e. Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia, are very keen on taking Sancho.
“They’re keen on making a statement signing now that they are able to work in the transfer market again and have a lot of resource to spend in this window.”