Jadon Sancho Chelsea invitation prompts two questions amid Alexander Isak 'no-brainer' proposal

Alexander Isak has reportedly become a topic of interest for Chelsea.
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Chelsea are looking to continue strengthening their squad under new head coach Enzo Maresca after the signings of Estevao Willian and Omari Kellyman. While the Blues' Premier League rivals battle to move clear of Profit and Sustainability Rules scrutiny, transfer movement continues at Stamford Bridge.

Previously, the club were reportedly among the list of clubs fearing sanctions from the English top-flight ahead of the June 30 accounts deadline. The fear surrounding punishment from the Premier League has reached fever pitch after the historic decisions from the independent commissions following Everton and Nottingham Forest's cases last year.

Chelsea have been adamant that they are were not under pressure to offload some of their talents in order to fall back within the parameters of the Premier League's own Financial Fair Play rules. It follows intense reports that the likes of Conor Gallagher, Trevoh Chalobah and Armando Broja could be offloaded to balance the books at Stamford Bridge.

Instead, the Blues have been in the thick of the transfer action and as the madness of the window continues to gather pace, here is a look at some of the latest Chelsea news. We have also given our thoughts on each situation.

Chelsea offer Nicolas Jackson as part of Alexander Isak deal

According to The Guardian, Chelsea enquired over Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak during the Magpies' concern over complying with the Premier League and the Profit and Sustainability Rules. In a surprise turn of events, Nicolas Jackson was included as part of the deal.

The development came during reports that Liverpool had been offered attacker Anthony Gordon but talks broke down when the Anfield club did not wish to include breakthrough defender Jarell Quansah as part of the deal. However, there is still a possibility that he could become subject of interest to Arne Slot's side.

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READ MORE: Chelsea confirm third summer signing as Enzo Maresca masterplan begins to take shape says: Realistically, swapping a striker with one with proven Premier League experience is a no-brainer. However in the current climate with PSR, it's difficult to see how this deal would come to fruition. Especially with the pending sale of Yankuba Minteh and his move to Brighton & Hove Albion.

With the news that Jackson was pinpointed as a possible makeweight for this deal, you have to wonder where this leaves him. His debut season in the Premier League was by no means memorable but he is tied down at Stamford Bridge on a lucrative deal after his release clause was triggered last summer. It can't be good for morale and a new head coach/manager especially for this type of movement before they reconvene for pre-season.

Whether Chelsea were trying to test Newcastle's resolve or be clever, remains to be seen, however this play seems misjudged irrespective of their confidence in striking a deal.

Jadon Sancho offered to end Manchester United nightmare

According to TEAMtalk, Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho has been offered to Premier League clubs including Chelsea. In the report, the Red Devils are supposedly 'so desperate' to offload the Englishman that they have invited rivals to make a move.

Sancho's ill-fated time at Old Trafford has been highly publicised after failing to perform for United and the public fallout with manager Erik ten Hag. The 24-year-old returned to Germany in January and enjoyed a successful short-term loan with Borussia Dortmund as they narrowly missed out on their second Champions League crown - losing to Real Madrid in the final.

The stock for Sancho has risen slightly as a result of his showings for Dortmund but United are expected to suffer a significant loss from the amount they paid to end the transfer saga to bring him to Old Trafford. There has also been a suggestion that some clubs have been put off by United's asking price. says: There is a player in there somewhere and football fans, as well as Dortmund supporters, saw it first hand in the second half of last season. For a talent who will have you on your edge of your seat, on one hand, why not? However, it does feel like each transfer at Stamford Bridge comes with a level of risk and the scrutiny to move from United to the Blues will be astronomical.

A possible addition also begs the question of where would he fit in? Noni Madueke and Cole Palmer enjoyed a strong end to the campaign in those positions, with Palmer frequently playing in the middle of the strike force but a player who is determined to succeed could be a hit. It just depends on whether the atmosphere surrounding Cobham will complement what he'd need.