Chelsea have been linked with a swoop for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and the winger has previously spoken about Frank Lampard. Manchester United are expected to provide competition for the 20-year-old.
Sancho has been in sensational form this season, netting 17 goals and providing 19 assists in all competitions.
And that has led to the likes of Chelsea and United ready to spend over £100million on the England youngster.
Sancho has previously spoken about who he idolised growing up and how he has reached his impressive levels of performance.
“It was all about learning skills and expressing myself,” he told The Independent late last year.
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“I like adapting that to a real game. It makes defending harder because opponents don’t think you have those sort of skills.
“It gives you an advantage against some players and luckily enough it’s been working out for me.”
He added: “Ronaldinho was the main guy I used to watch on YouTube. But I liked Frank Lampard quite a lot and Didier Drogba when they were playing for Chelsea.
“They were the three players I looked up to.”
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Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has been speaking about the future of Sancho with football currently suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.
“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us,” Watzke told Bild.
“At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants.”
Watzke did warn, though, that Sancho wouldn’t come cheap.
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“I’ll say clearly say that even the very rich clubs shouldn’t believe that they can come here to snap up bargains,” Watzke added.
“We don’t have to sell anyone for less than they’re worth.”
Meanwhile, former United hitman Dimitar Berbatov has endorsed the club’s pursuit of Sancho.
He said: “There’s been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United.
“In his case, because he’s English and Man United are in for you, I don’t think he will think twice about moving there.
“He could be a great addition, he needs to step up, play, score and advance to the next stage of development.
“Solskjaer is slowly, but surely, building up a team of young players with a mix of experience, and as we can see, it has been getting results.
“So it’s good to see them moving in the right direction and if Sancho is next then it will be great for the team.”
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