United fighting it out with Chelsea for Dortmund star

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring. Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images.

With the January transfer window now shut, clubs throughout Europe are already looking ahead to the summer and potentially strengthening their squads.

Here are some of the stories doing the rounds in the media:

Manchester United looking to beat Chelsea to Sancho signing

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Manchester United are determined to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the summer signature of Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho.

The England international has been in sensational form for BVB this season. Not only has he been one of the most productive players in the Bundesliga, but he has also been one of the most productive players in the European game.

The 19-year-old has scored 12 goals and produced 13 assists in the German top-flight to establish himself as one of the most exciting young players in the beautiful game.

His performances and productivity have led to a host of clubs scouting the winger. Speculation raged last summer that Sancho would leave last summer. Reportedly, BVB are resigned to losing their teenage star when the summer window opens.

United are believed to be confident of seeing off Chelsea in a bid to capture the highly-rated young winger. Sancho will not come cheap, though, as Dortmund are reportedly looking for a fee of around £120million for the former Manchester City star.

Chelsea scouting Ajax star

Sticking with Chelsea, the Daily Telegraph are reporting that the Blues are monitoring the performances of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech.

Reportedly, Chelsea failed with a move for the highly-rated Moroccan star in the January transfer window, as he wished to stay with the Dutch giants for the rest of the season.

The Blues decided to keep their powder dry in January, despite having a transfer ban lifted. However, head coach Frank Lampard is expected to be given the green light this summer to strengthen his squad this summer.

Where will Jadon Sancho be playing his football next season?