Chelsea in Talks to sign £65M Midfielder in summer

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CHELSEA have opened talks with Georgiy Sudakov after the Shakhtar Donetsk chief confirmed that the player will leave in the summer.

We still have a few games left in the season in hope that they can finally get back into Europe  – but there has been alot of speculation in the media that Sudakov is a player that the Blues are very interested in.

It is no secret that there are a number of players that the club will look to sell at the end of the season, meaning that Mauricio Pochettino will need players to be signed and now Sudakov is on the agenda for that Blues board.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues reportedly met the £65million-rated (€75m) player’s representatives in recent weeks to discuss the possibility of him moving to the west London club in the summer transfer window.

The club’s CEO, Sergei Palkin, recently confirmed the midfielder’s time at the Miners is set to come to an end.

Palkin, who was involved with Mykhailo Mudryk’s £88.5m ($110m) move to Chelsea last year, said: “This summer window, he has a big chance to move to some big clubs. We have had some contacts with big clubs and some are not negotiating with us directly but are getting a feel for the summer environment.

‘He will definitely move to a top European club this summer. When I was at CHELSEA versus Everton on Monday, many people asked me about Sudakov.”

He added: “I told Napoli in January they could have him for €50m (£42.8m) plus bonuses, and they offered €40m (£34.2m), but I said to them to close the deal now or lose this unique chance.

‘Now, it will not be €50m. They would have no chance to do that now because we have many more clubs looking. The most interest will come from English clubs. For me, he will become one of the best midfielders in Europe and the world.

‘We don’t want clubs to seek discounts because we are at war. An example was for Mudryk. We are quite strong.”

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