Chelsea view Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze as Jadon Sancho replacement
Chelsea are thinking about Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze as a replacement for Jadon Sancho, as per reports.
Lampard’s side are in the race to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, Man United are progressively sure that the 20-year-old will choose to join Old Trafford.
Chelsea are searching for Jadon Sancho replacement and as indicated by Goal, Chukwueze is on their waitlist.
The report asserts that Chelsea stay keen on Wilfried Zaha however are not ready to meet Crystal Palace’s £80 million asking price.
Samuel Chukwueze is considered as one of the most brilliant talented youngsters in La Liga, scoring four goals and four assists 30 appearances for Villarreal this season.
The 21-year-old has just been capped multiple times by Nigeria and assumed a key role in helping his country win the Under-17 World Cup in 2015.
Chelsea are probably going to face a stiff challenge for Samuel Chukwueze as reports in France guarantee that Liverpool had £29.6m offer for the Nigerian winger dismissed in January.
Samuel Chukwueze’s present contract with Villarreal terminates in 2023, while he has a £58m release clause in his contract.
Talking in February, previous Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, who plays close by Chukwueze at Villarreal, asserted the Gunners were also intrigued by the winger.
Inquired as to whether he had handled calls from English clubs about his colleagues, Cazorla told Marca: ‘Indeed, companions from Arsenal particularly.
There are some information about them and figure they can make the hop to the Premier League tomorrow.
It’s acceptable that extraordinary teams are keen on young players from Villarreal, but for the second I advise them to disregard them here.
Despite everything they need to step forward. They both have an extraordinary character, and their feet are on the ground.