Chelsea in race to sign €35m-rated Ajax midfielder, Edson Alvarez in the January transfer window.
The Blues are interested in the services of midfielder Edson Alvarez in the January transfer window.
The Eredivisie heavyweights will be ready for a higher offer next month despite Chelsea’s futile attempt to sign a Mexico international on the final day of the transfer window.
As Potter is certain to lose both of his first-choice midfielders for free next summer, bolstering his midfield alternatives will be his top priority.
While Jorginho is weighing his options and likely playing his final season in the blue jersey, Kante is close to joining Barcelona.
Declan Rice has emerged as their main target but Edson could be a cheaper alternative.
They had a £43m bid rejected for the midfield enforcer but with a few months passed a similar offer could prove to be sufficient as Ajax won’t likely block his departure.
The Blues have been in touch with his entourage and personal terms won’t be an issue. Edson opened up on his failed transfer to the PL giants as he believed he still can move to a bigger club. The Blues are expected to put in a new offer for the 25-year-old midfielder.
An additional financial burden in winter might shrink their summer budget but owner Todd Boehly will have to bankroll another hefty transfer kitty as his team will be in severe need of that.