CHELSEA have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho after the winger admitted he was a Blues fan growing up.
Frank Lampard’s side are just one of the heavyweight giants linked with his signature as he continues to impress at Borussia Dortmund.
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Manchester United were heavily speculated with his return to England in the summer but refused to stump up his £108million asking price.
The 20-year-old remained in the Bundesliga but his future is likely to be the hot topic of conversation once again at the end of the season.
Sancho was born in South London before joining the Man City academy aged seven.
And he confirmed he followed the Stamford Bridge club on his way to stardom.
In an interview with the Telegraph in 2019, when asked if he supported Chelsea, he responded: “Yeah, it’s correct. I’m not going to lie.”
But he backtracked on his word a year later as speculation of his move to Man United heated up.
He later told World Soccer magazine: “I used to look at Ronaldinho on YouTube. That was a big thing for me. He used to try things that no-one else would try and that made me like him a lot.
“I didn’t have a team that I supported, though. I just idolised a lot of great players.”
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Whether Chelsea move for his signature remains to be seen especially after their transfer splurge in the summer.
Sancho has started the season in slow form having yet to score in the league in his first eight matches.
Italian sports journalist Gabriele Marcotti, revealed that a source close to him claimed that Sancho would favour a move back to his roots in the English capital.
He told BTP Media Network: “I’ve been told Sancho would prefer a move back home in other words to London where he grew up.
“But equally I’m sure he prefers a move for wherever gives him the best package and long term prospects.”
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