Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has ‘warned’ Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to “stay away” from his long-time friend Jadon Sancho as the race hots up for his signature.
Sancho celebrated his 20th birthday on Wednesday and was given birthday greetings from a number of high-profile players.
One of those was his England teammate Rashford, who sent Sancho a message on Instagram saying: “Happy birthday bro!! Enjoy your day, stay indoors,” along with a picture of the two of them training together for the Three Lions.
After Sancho replied “Thank you Rashhyy, appreciate it bro,” Abraham appeared to not be too happy with how close the two were getting and told Rashford “Stay away from my Jadon,” along with a laughing emoji.
Both Sancho and Abraham were born in Camberwell and played together at youth level.
Although Abraham’s comment was later deleted, it certainly raised eyebrows, with fans speculating as to whether it could mean both United and Chelsea may be set to go head-to-head in transfer tug-of-war for Sancho.