Thursday, June 13News That Matters

Chelsea secure £30m transfer & ready bid for former Arsenal target

Chelsea have now reached an agreement with Villarreal to sign Nicolas Jackson and are now preparing an offer for another target wanted by Mauricio Pochettino.

The Blues have spent more than £600million on transfers over the past one year and the spending shows no sign of stopping as Pochettino looks to sign players ahead of his arrival next month.

The West London side made Kendry Paez their first signing of the summer and have now secured a deal for Senegal attacker Jackson.

Chelsea are also set to welcome Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto to the club this summer, with both deals agreed earlier in the year.

Jackson scored 12 goals in 26 league matches for Villarreal last campaign and made his international debut last November.

The Senegalese star will improve the attacking options of a Chelsea team that struggled for goals last season & finished just 12th in the Premier League.

Chelsea relied on Kai Havertz in attack for much of the campaign but he lacks a striker’s instinct and is set to leave Stamford Bridge in a £65million move to Arsenal.

Romelu Lukaku is still a Chelsea player but neither the Belgian or the club’s hierarchy wants the association to continue next campaign.

Chelsea are also set to release former Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a difficult spell in west London. The 34-year-old scored only three goals in 21 games last season after a deadline-day move from Barcelona.

Having agreed to meet Jackson’s €35m release clause, Chelsea are now scheduling the player’s medical, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are planning to strengthen the team’s midfield after the exits of N’Golo Kante and Kovacic and will submit an offer for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

The Blues are the frontunners to sign Caicedo after Arsenal pulled out of the race but Brighton value him at around £100m, though Chelsea believe they can get the price down to £80m.

Kante left Chelsea this week to secure a move to Saudi Arabia, while Kovacic is closing in on a £30million move to Premier League champions Manchester City.


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