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Chelsea Transfer News: Chelsea chasing Senegalese prodigy, Saudi Pro League keen on signing Chelsea players.

Inter Milan striker wants Chelsea transfer. Chelsea will be desperately looking to replace departing Kovacic and Kante.

After a disappointing performance in the previous season’s transfer market under new owner Boehly, Chelsea Football Club faces a critical test as the summer transfer window unfolds. With data-backed analysis shedding light on their past shortcomings, fans and experts are keen to see whether the club can rectify their transfer policy this time around. The spotlight is on Chelsea as they navigate a crucial period of player acquisitions and departures, seeking to bolster their squad for future success.

Closing in on Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea are weighing their options on whether to trigger the £30 million release clause for 21-year-old striker Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson. Chelsea’s discussions with the player’s representatives have intensified their pursuit of him despite interest from various other clubs. Securing the deal would be straightforward if Chelsea pays the release clause, although they could explore negotiating a lower fee with Villarreal. It remains to be seen whether the young talent would be expected to immediately become a first-choice player, considering the need for adaptation to English football.

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The Saudi Connection

Many of  Chelsea’s players have been approached and poached by the Sheikhs in the Saudi Pro League. N’Golo Kante has followed compatriot Karim Benzema to Al Ittihad. Additionally, Edouard Mendy has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Al Ahli, while Kalidou Koulibaly has done the same with Al Hilal. Furthermore, Hakim Ziyech appears to be set for a transfer to Al Nassr as well. However, Romelu Lukaku has declined a move to Saudi Arabia, while negotiations are ongoing for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mateo Kovacic to Manchester City

Manchester City has made a formal offer of £25 million to Chelsea in their pursuit of midfielder Mateo Kovacic. Permission was granted by Chelsea last month for Manchester City to engage in talks with the 29-year-old Croatian international. Kovacic, formerly of Real Madrid, has expressed his desire to join the Premier League champions, and negotiations between the two clubs are now underway to reach an agreement. Pep Guardiola is eager to secure the deal and bring Kovacic into the Manchester City squad for the upcoming season.

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Lautaro Martinez eager to join Chelsea

According to multiple reports, Lautaro Martinez is open to joining Chelsea. With Chelsea seeking a new number nine to lead their attack under manager Mauricio Pochettino, the 25-year-old has emerged as a target. Inter Milan, grappling with financial concerns have come up with a price tag of approximately £60 million for the World Cup winner.

Chelsea’s Pursuit of Caicedo

The 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Chelsea’s primary targets, and the club remains determined to secure his signature. Despite previous unsuccessful bids, Chelsea is prepared to surpass the £70 million mark to acquire Caicedo’s services. While Brighton values Caicedo at over £100 million Chelsea will be desperately looking to replace departing Kovacic and Kante.

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Rushikesh Barje
Rushikesh Barje
A hopeless romantic in love with Manchester United.

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