CHELSEA are ready to battle Manchester United and Liverpool to sign £120million-rated Jadon Sancho.
The Blues are working on a deal which could see them splash out a club-record fee.
United have spent the past year trying to tempt the 19-year-old to Old Trafford believing he could help fire the club back to the pinnacle of European football.
But Frank Lampard’s side have emerged as the most likely destination for Sancho after indicating they will meet Borussia Dortmund’s huge valuation of the England star.
The Bundesliga club’s demands have put off the Reds, while Dortmund are determined to keep the winger until the end of the season knowing he is vital to their hopes of winning the title.
One option would to be to clinch the transfer in January and loan Sancho back to Dortmund — the same kind of terms the Blues agreed with the German side for Christian Pulisic last January.
Meanwhile, reports in France claim Olivier Giroud could ditch Chelsea for a winter move to Bordeaux.
He has played just five times in the league this season and has made just ONE start since August.
Bordeaux believe they can lure Giroud back to France ahead of Euro 2020.
But the target man is believed to be holding out for a move to Inter Milan, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.