Chelsea make £70m bid for Juventus star after Pochettino request

Chelsea have made a £70 million offer for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.

The West London side are expected to sign a new striker for Mauricio Pochettino, who has agreed to take over at the end of the season.

Pochettino wants a new goalkeeper and midfielder but his main area of concern is in attack, with Havertz operating as Chelsea’s frontman for the majority of the 2022-23 campaign.

The German coach is undoubtedly talented and helped Chelsea win the UEFA Champions League under Thomas Tuchel, but playing up top does not come naturally.

Chelsea hoped Aubameyang would provide regular goals after a deadline-day move from Barcelona last summer but the former Arsenal skipper has flopped at the club and is now set to leave.

The Blues still have Romelu Lukaku at the club but neither Chelsea or the player are keen for a reunion this summer, with the Belgian star hoping to stay at Inter.

Chelsea are one of the teams tracking Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, though the club appear to be going down another route and have made Vlahovic their main target.

ESPN claim Chelsea – sitting just 12th in the Premier League – have already made a bid to Juventus worth around £70m.

Vlahovic joined Juventus in January 2022 and has three years left on his contract. But the 23-year-old, who has scored 10 league goals this campaign, is believed to be keen on a summer move.

As a result, Juventus are open to cashing in on the player, who has also attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea have spent almost £600m under new owner Todd Boehly but the American businessman appears willing to sanction another spending spree as the Blues look to bounce back next season.


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