Chelsea close to signing – Maresca asks for Brazilian – £40M star NEEDS to be at Chelsea

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New CHELSEA boss Enzo Maresca has reportedly told the club that he would like Raphinha signed from Barcelona

During his time with Barcelona – Raphinha established himself as one of the most dangerous wingers in the Premier League and a man that was destined to play at the very highest level of the game.

Several European clubs have been closely monitoring the 27-year-old’s performances and after his recent success, a Premier League club submitted a €60 million bid for the player, according to recent reports from Diario Sport. 

However, Barcelona have made it clear that they will not entertain offers below €80 million for one of their prized assets

But now reports in Spain have claimed that Enzo Maresca has personally asked the board to sign Raphinha from Barcelona as the Brazilian star fits the style of play that he would like to employ at Stamford Bridge.

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Ex-CHELSEA midfielder Andy Townsend has says Enzo Maresca should do everything he can to keep Conor Gallagher at Chelsea

Gallagher was one of the players that Mauricio Pochettino relied on the most over the course of his stay at Stamford Bridge – and the midfielder rarely let the side down with his hard-working performances.

But there has been alot of transfer speculation in the media that he is one player that the club are very much open to letting leave the club at the end of the season – with the likes of Tottenham and West Ham reportedly interested in a deal.

However – amid that speculation and rumours – Townsend has told the incoming boss Maresca to do all he can to make sure that Conor Gallagher is a Blues player by the end of the summer window.

‘I thought Conor Gallagher had a really good season,’ Townsend said on talkSPORT. ‘I thought he played some really good stuff.

‘He was good on loan at Crystal Palace and I think he added more to his game last season. His partnership with Moises Caicedo is much better than the Enzo [Fernandez] one.

‘I would love to think that Maresca could say to the hierarchy, “please don’t sell him, I need him and desperately want him to stay”. I think he played really well and deserves to stay.’

CHELSEA TO SIGN ADARABIOYO

CHELSEA have hijacked Newcastle United’s move for Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo and are set to complete the first signing of Enzo Maresca’s reign

We are once again expected to delve into that transfer kitty over the next few months as the club knows that he needs to improve certain areas of the squad.

Tosin is a player tat has been attracting all sorts of impact from from some big Premier League clubs in recent weeks and the club are reportedly interested in getting a transfer deal done

Tosin has also been targeted by Newcastle and Manchester United, who want to land him on a free transfer. With Raphael Varane leaving United, they are in need of central defenders.

But according to Fabrizio Romano, we have already lined up a move for Adarabioyo, who is available on a free transfer, as Trevoh Chalobah’s replacement and are confident of winning the race to sign a player that is very highly rated.

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Adarabioyo has certainly impressed this season for Fulham and it is easy to see why some big clubs are keen on a transfer deal.

But he needs to make the right move or he could ruin all that good development he has been achieving – and we would be a massive move to make and one that he could thrive in.

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