Chelsea have joined the race with other Premier League heavyweights – Manchester United and Liverpool to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in a bid to boost their attack ahead of next season.
Thomas Tuchel has lined up a raid on his old Bundesliga club this summer to swoop for the England international, according to reports emanating from Germany.
An agreement has reportedly been put in place to allow the forward leave this summer and it is believed that Sancho could become a blue as an offer of £78m would lure Dortmund to the table.
Tuchel has had an outstanding spell at Chelsea since replacing axed club legend Frank Lampard midway through the campaign.
The 47-year-old German tactician has steered Chelsea into fourth in the Premier League standings, the final of the FA Cup and the semi-final of the Champions League.
With the Blues ownership looking to back the German in the transfer window this summer, Sancho could well be a perfect signing.
The 21-year-old attacker has notched up 12 goals and 18 assists in the Bundesliga this season.