German source: Liverpool now favourites as Sancho eyes exit

A source in Germany has claimed that Liverpool are favourites to land Borussia Dortmund’a Jadon Sancho.

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Former Norway striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who is now reporter for Norwegian television channel Viasport says “a very good source in Germany” has informed him that Liverpool are in pole position to sign England forward Sancho.

Fjortoft, 52, whose former clubs include Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, has tweeted that “Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho (sic)”.

He also states the 19-year-old attacker, who was on the scoresheet in Dortmund’s win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday, wants to leave as early as next month in the winter transfer window.

Only last month Sancho was left out of the squad by Lucien Favre, who cited “a disciplinary measure” adding that “everything else will remain internal”.

However, those reports upped a notch last week when the Independent claimed Sancho had been cleared to leave the Westfallonstadion in January after another show of ill-discipline saw him axed from the starting line-up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.

As per the report, coach Lucien Favre claimed he preferred to select players who are “focused and ready”, and his stance would lead to a ‘bidding war’ for his services in the winter window with both Liverpool and Man Utd poised to submit offers.

Furthermore, Saturday’s papers claimed Chelsea have added Sancho to their list of targets in January, should their transfer sanctions be lifted; leading to a likely three-way chase for the talented teenager.

 

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