Chelsea have £45m Jadon Sancho alternative lined up

Chelsea have been linked with Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze once again.

The Nigeria international has come up in connection with the Blues a few times in the last couple of years as he’s established himself in La Liga as a really bright attacking talent.

Now the Daily Mail are saying Frank Lampard’s side is seriously considering a bid for Chukwueze should Jadon Sancho choose to go elsewhere. They name a price of £45m, which Chelsea can afford, but may be reluctant to pay in what’s likely to be a limited summer market.

If he finishes the season strongly for the Yellow Submarine that price might start to look more sensible, but as it is the Blues will be hoping they can just persuade Dortmund to sell them Sancho instead.

The England star might cost double what Chukwueze does, but is already establishing himself as one of Europe’s top talents, and looks a better bet for now.

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