Chelsea tipped to beat Man United in race for £40m star

Chelsea are expected to beat Manchester United to the signing of Schalke star Leroy Sane, according to reports from The Sun.

The 20-year-old is set to become the subject of a summer bidding war among the interested clubs, with Manchester City also another possible destination.

Incoming City boss Pep Guardiola is said to be keen on adding him to his squad when he moves to the Etihad once his reign at Bayern Munich comes to an end in the summer.

Arsenal were also keen on his services, but have now pulled out of the race as they are unwilling to meet the winger’s £40million price demands.

United could also be priced out of the deal, while the Blues are trying to persuade club owner Roman Abramovich to sanction a move for the Germany international.

Sane has already featured 30 times in all competitions for his side this term, so far scoring six goals while managing to provide another five assists.