Former Chelsea defender warns Chelsea not to sign Sancho and £50m rated wonderkid

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Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham are two names that have been strongly linked with Chelsea, as top Premier League sides like Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked with the duo.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair doesn’t see the need for Chelsea to sign Sancho as he believes that he’d cost an extraordinary fee in a position Chelsea already have quality players, including Callum Hudson-Odoi who has the potential to become a world class player.

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“Jadon Sancho is a fantastic player and a great talent but he plays in similar positions to the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian, so there will be tough competition for places if he does join in the summer,” Sinclair told GentingBet.

“Whether he is a Chelsea target, I don’t know, as Chelsea have more than enough players in those positions that can play in those wide areas or in the Number 10 role – they have plenty of options. ‘So, I don’t think that it is a position that Chelsea are panicking over but if a player of Jadon’s ability becomes available then you have to look at it.

“There are rumours that he is Chelsea fan as well, which will help. But for me, it’s not a position that Chelsea are desperate for.”

Sinclair added: “Is Sancho any better than Hudson-Odoi on that left-hand side?

“When you look at the potential of both players, would you spend close to £150 million, which I’d expect would cost, to bring Jadon Sancho to this country or would you just stick to Hudson-Odoi?

“Personally, I don’t think Jadon Sancho automatically gets into Chelsea’s team.”

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On 16-year-old wonderkid Jude Bellingham, Sinclair doesn’t think he’s better than the academy players at Chelsea and has urged the teenager to improve his game and develop before moving to a big club.

He added: “He has to think about playing games, getting better and improving as a player – which I think will be very difficult for him to do at Chelsea.

“You look at the youngsters coming through the ranks at Chelsea and you’d say that there are better players coming through the academy than Bellingham anyway.

“So, if he is going to move on from Birmingham and kick on at a higher level, it is really important that he goes to a club where he can play week in, week out as that’s the only way he’ll improve and fulfil the potential that he’s got. ‘I think Bellingham needs to very wary of his next move.”

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