Striker wants to complete Chelsea move after talks

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Aston Villa star Jhon Duran has given the green light for CHELSEA to complete a deal – as he wants to move to Stamford Bridge this summer window.

The centre-forward scored a modest eight goals in 37 appearances in all competitions last season and it is believed the Blues see the 20-year-old as a potential answer to their striker problems.

Duran is thought to be happy at Villa Park but would be eager to move to the club if they push through with their interest. It is thought the striker believes he would work well with Maresca and suits the club’s vision.

Now Fabrizio Romano believes that we could offer him going forward. The Italian stated on his Playback channel: “CHELSEA have to reach an agreement with the player and with the club. On the Jhon Duran case, they already have the green light of John Duran, but not yet the green light of Aston Villa.

“In that case, it has to be a swap deal so it is a complicated story, guys – it is not easy.”

“Villa are not only asking for £40m for Duran, but they are also asking for too much of the fee up front.”

Unai Emery’s recent comments suggest that the Blues are right to target the striker despite him having a reported £42m price tag. Speaking after Duran bagged a brace against Liverpool, the former Arsenal manager said: “He is very young – 20 years old.

“His potential, it is impossible to predict how far he is going to get. I believe in him.

“It is different football in Colombia. Tactically, the football is very different in the Premier League.

“We are working with him a lot. I know he is going to score, get chances and use his power.

“His potential is clear, but we need to manage him as a young person. But today I am very happy with how he helped us because this is the consequence – we drew.”

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