Chelsea arrival ‘confirmed’ – Announcement next week!
It has been claimed that Manuel Ugarte could be completing his move to CHELSEA as early as next week.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add some players to the squad that will improve key areas of the pitch and a new defensive midfielder is on the agenda of the former Tottenham boss.
Jorginho departed the club back in January and was immediately replaced by the exciting Enzo Fernandez – but with reports Ngolo Kante and Mateo Kovacic could also depart the club – Ugarte is a man that Pochettino reportedly wants.
Sporting boss Ruben Amorim has already admitted it is hard for the Portuguese club to keep hold of Ugarte this summer with clubs across Europe registering an interest in signing the midfielder
“I cannot comment on this issue, because it is beyond me. Now, we know that it is difficult to keep players like Ugarte,” Amorim told Ojogo.
“Not just one club is interested, but several. Our objective is to sell, knowing that we missed the Champions League and it makes everything more difficult.
“I know what I want for the team and I have already conveyed that to the management.
Now – Uruguayan transfer insider Franco Fernandez claims that the club are the frontrunners to acquire Ugarte’s services and that a deal could be thrashed out as early as next week.
He tweeted: “Manuel Ugarte was on the bench [against Vizela], he did not see minutes waiting for his future for the transfer period. His arrival at Chelsea could be confirmed next week.”