Borussia Dortmund have told Jadon Sancho that he will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
And that will put both long-term suitors Manchester United and Chelsea on red alert.
The 21-year old still has two years left on his current contract, but Dortmund are looking to cash in on him now, because of the financial problems they have experienced in the wake of the pandemic.
United spent most of last summer in fruitless pursuit of the England winger, with the two clubs unable to agree on a price. However, with his valuation set to be slashed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is once again expected to make signing him a priority.
Chelsea though can be expected to rival him for his signature, and are hoping that he will be tempted to return to London, which is where is from originally.
]They are looking to upgrade their forward option with Timo Werner yet to justify his transfer fee from RB Leipzig last summer.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.