BORUSSIA DORTMUND are already lining up replacements for Jadon Sancho as Chelsea and Real Madrid continue to plot a move for the England winger, according to reports.
As exclusively revealed by SunSport last month, the Blues are ready to splash out a club-record £120million on the 19-year-old.
Frank Lampard was exploring the possibility of signing Sancho this month amid competition from rivals Liverpool and Spanish giants Real, but any deal is now more likely to go through in the summer.
And reports in Germany claim Dortmund are seemingly resigned to losing the former Manchester City academy ace and have begun targeting replacements.
SportBILD claim the Bundesliga outfit have identified Brazilian starlets Everton and Antony to partner new striker Erling Braut Haaland in leading the line for Lucien Favre’s side.
Gremio ace Everton has long been linked with a move to the Premier League with both Arsenal and Newcastle registering an interest in the winger.
The 23-year-old shot to fame in the summer with a starring role in Brazil’s run to Copa America glory and notched 19 goals last season.
Meanwhile, his compatriot Antony, is also on Dortmund’s radar following the winger’s impressive start to life in the Brazilian Serie A.
However, Dortmund reportedly face competition for the 19-year-old’s signature from domestic rivals Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.
The Sao Paulo youngster is under contract until 2023 – meaning any European side attempting to prise him away from his native Brazil are expected to have to pay around £17m.
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Both Everton and Antony will be under pressure to fill the void left by Sancho, who has already grabbed 10 goals and as many assists in 16 league games this season.
The England International has become one of the world’s brightest young talents since ditching City for Dortmund in 2017.
Sancho still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his deal in Germany meaning any deal to sign him will likely exceed the £100m barrier.
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