Defender to sign massive six-year contract ahead of Chelsea transfer move

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Attila Szalai is set to agree a six-year contract with Chelsea

We may have one of the best squads in Europe right now and a club that will win a few more trophies this season, but Thomas Tuchel knows that he will need to keep adding to his squad in order to keep improving his side

And reports have claimed The Blues are keen on getting the Hungarian in January and with the Turkish club keen to raise funds, a move looks likely according to The Sun.

The reports states that other Premier League cubs have already expressed interest in the defender in the past.

Reports in both Turkey and Hungary now claim that we have been on Szalai’s trail throughout this season, the reports explains.

Now CNN Turkey has claimed Negotiations have accelerated in recent days and Szalai is expected to put pen to paper on a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge where he will earn around €4m-a-year (£3.4m-a-year).

Szalai will become the most expensive player in the history of Hungarian football should Chelsea finalise the move. The record currently belongs to Dominik Szoboszlai, who was sold from Red Bull Salzburg to RB Leipzig for a fee of €20m (£17m).

Speaking last week, Chelsea boss Tuchel warned his squad they would be ‘pushed to the limit’ across their relentless winter schedule.

‘Looking at the fixtures in December and January, it’s a lot,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘The World Cup is coming and the international break travels so we decided here to give staff one week off completely and to give everybody the chance to recover also mentally and to recharge the batteries.

‘December will be tough, January will be tough and it will continue like this so no more breaks [after that] and we want to push the team to the limit.

‘That’s why we use the time now after the game to rest.’


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