CHELSEA have actually targetted Porto ace Jesus Corona as back-up if they lose out on Jadon Sancho.

Borussia Dortmund face a battle to hold on to England star Sancho this summer, with Manchester United favourites to land him.

Blues employer Frank Lampard is likewise a big fan of the 20-year-old winger, but he has an alternative in Corona.

According to the Daily Star Chelsea “scouts have determined Corona as another alternative”.

The 27-year-old has actually scored 2 goals and bagged 17 assists in 34 games for Porto this season.

He has been capped 42 times by Mexico, scoring seven objectives.

Corona started his career in his homeland with Monterrey prior to joining Dutch side FC Twente in 2013.

After two season with them, Porto managed to snap him up for less than ₤ 10million.

Another, more costly option for Chelsea this summer season is Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.

He is likely to be provided for transfer by the Spanish giants as they aim to recover some cash to offset losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

However previous Blues ace Frank Leboeuf believes Lampard needs to snub Coutinho and choose Kai Havertz rather.

Bayer Leverkusen feeling Havertz, 20, has actually taken the Bundesliga by storm and included another double at the weekend in the 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Frenchman told ESPN FC: “I like his maturity on the field, he looks like somebody who is 30 and understands exactly what he has to do and when he has to do it.

” The goal he scored was very creative, between the goalkeeper’s legs.

” He’s the master orchestrator of that group and I discussed him recently and I stated that’s a player that I would hire for sure.

” When we were talking about Chelsea and Coutinho, when you see that player [Havertz], he ought to be in the Premier League extremely soon. He needs to be because he’s a really, very skilled player.”