Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea should now focus on getting Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund after sealing the deal for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.

It is almost official now that Chelsea will be signing the 26-year-old at the end of the season after they reached an agreement with the Dutch club to sign him for an initial €40 million (£33.3m) fee.

However, the former Liverpool defender thinks Chelsea need more depth in the wings and should try their best to land Jadon Sancho as well.

The news is that the Bundesliga club are reportedly asking at least £100m for the young England international, with Manchester United and Liverpool also reportedly interested in the player.

I think it will tell you straight away that Chelsea are desperate for wide players,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“I think with Pedro and Willian and the age they are at, and Willian every transfer window almost seems to get linked somewhere, or certainly Barcelona, so I’d imagine something would happen with him in the summer. I think Pedro is probably looking to go, he hasn’t played too much.

“You would think wide players are the big thing that Chelsea are looking for.

“And they would be putting their hat in the ring with Sancho no doubt, possibly one of the best young players in world football at the moment.

“You see his stats for Borussia Dortmund for goals and assists, being an English player he’ll be desperate to come back, so I think he’ll be the hottest thing, everyone in the Premier League will be looking at to bring in.

“Yes, I think the Ajax lad was outstanding last season in the Champions League.

“He was a player actually I thought Liverpool may look at as well, he can play both sides, maybe as cover for Mane or Salah.

“I think it was obvious from the transfer window in January that Frank Lampard wasn’t happy with what happened but it looks like they are trying to get some business done early.”

Carragher added that Sancho would be a great success if he returned to the Premier League.


Ross is a computer science engineer, an MBA and an ardent Chelsea fan.

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