£80M Premier League defender tipped and backed to secure summer Chelsea move

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It has again been claimed that Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite could end up signing for Chelsea this summer.

The London side could add a centre-back to their ranks this summer after Thiago Silva’s exit, and Everton could find themselves forced to sell at least one star.

Branthwaite is said to be happy to stay at Goodison Park, while Everton are also in talks with Dominic Calvert-Lewin over a new deal.

Everton may need to cash in on players in the summer but the report claims they are are adamant there will be no fire sale and it would take a huge offer to contemplate letting Branthwaite go.

Now Bookmaker Betfair believes Branthwaite is a player that we are most likely to sign at some point in this transfer window, as he is a player that they believe could turn into a world class star.

And amid all the speculation and rumours – Pat Nevin has opened up and claimed that Branthwaite would be perfect for the club: “If I was looking for a young centre-back at an elite club in Europe, he would be top of my list,” Nevin told Prime Slots.

“He absolutely ticks every single box for Chelsea; they buy young players for big money, he’s tall, he dominates physically and is good in the air.

“He absolutely will not be cheap, even though Everton need to sell this summer, because CHELSEA are not going to be the only club looking at him in the summer. He’s going to cost a fortune, but I personally hope he stays at Everton because I think they badly need him.

“But there are very few clubs in world football that would not want to buy Jarrad Branthwaite, he could be that good.”

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