Chelsea ‘working on deal’ to sign £77m star after reaching agreement for attacker
Chelsea are now working on a deal to sign Josko Gvardiol after agreeing to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig
Nkunku was one of the standout stars in the Bundesliga last season, netting 20 goals and laying on 13 assists, while he has already notched six times in the 2022/23 campaign.
And According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed to pay far in excess of £45 now in order to beat off competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs and already have a full agreement in place with the player.
As part of the arrangement, the club have committed to paying Leipzig a price in excess of the £52.7million release clause that becomes active next summer.
And now the Telegraph has claimed that we are now keen to bring his team-mate Gvardiol to the club – and are already working on an agreement in a bid to beat off their transfer rivals
Although the Blues spent big to sign Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer, there are still concerns over the defence particularly with Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta in the twilights of their careers.
Gvardiol would be a more natural fit in the left-sided centre-back role – with Graham Potter preferring a back three formations just like predecessor Thomas Tuchel – and would inject more young blood into the back-line
There will not be players at Chelsea that Potter really wants to keep hold of – and players that he believes will not be good enough to play the kind of football that he desires
It will be interesting to see just who he goes for when the winter transfer window opens up – as he will surely be given some money to spend
But it is interesting to see that one player that Ted Boehly wanted in the summer is the same one that Potter may go for – it suggests who is doing all the transfer business for the club
That is probably why Tuchel lost a bit of his spark – he was losing control of the players that were coming and going
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