Clinton Mola left Chelsea for VfB Stuttgart on deadline day of the January window.

According to Bild, the Blues received compensation of €200,000 from 18-year-old’s exit.

The newspaper gives an insight on how the second division German club were able to beat competition from AC Milan for the youngster’s signature.

When providing a background, the report states, ‘the key for the Schwaben [VfB Stuttgart in signing Mola] was Jadon Sancho’.

VfB’s sports director Sven Mislintat took Sancho to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017. Mislintat was the chief scout of the Bundesliga side then, and Sancho’s success is seen as a model to follow.

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Sancho and Mola are both managed by Emeka Obasi. Mislintat maintained a good relation with Obasi and that was a vital factor in convincing Mola to snub the Serie A side for Stuttgart.

Mola has a contract until 2024 with VfB and the current deal has no release clause attached to it. He’s already played two matches for his new club and Mislintat is impressed with the teenager’s performances.

There’s no mention of any Chelsea percentage of a future sale.