It seems Chelsea are competing for almost every player on the planet. as they look for a new name for the team for the 2023/24 season.
With Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia being the top two targets at this stage, Michael Olise remains on the cards while Brighton are yet to be confirmed. Mohammed Kudus and new goalkeeper are also in line. All of this foreshadows the final three weeks of an extremely interesting summer.
One player they’ve been looking for but haven’t signed is Ousmane Dembele, a tricky winger in the mix coming in 2022 under Thomas Tuchel. As he looks to reunite with a player who has shone at Borussia Dortmund since Dembele’s contract at Barcelona expired in June last year. Chelsea then proceeded to grab him.
In what has always proven to be a common occurrence, Xavi’s division hampered nearly every business endeavor. and ended up keeping the player on a new deal 12 months later and has been linked with a move to Stamford. Bridge later Dembele joins Paris Saint-Germain
He put pen to paper a contract keeping him in the French capital until 2028 on Saturday. He will now team up with international team-mates and good friends Kylian Mbappe as well as Presnel Kimpembe among others, ending his Chelsea transfer saga and starting a new dawn for the 26-year-old.
Football.London says: There were several times last year that Dembele went to Chelsea. Not only does it make sense But it also seems reasonable. Barcelona are in a financial slump in 2022 and Todd Boehly is just getting started.
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In hindsight, perhaps it was a good job that they were clearly guiding. Although Dembele’s talent is almost undoubted. But his injury statistics are different. Last season alone he missed more than 17 games, although he scored five times and provided seven assists in the league. But fitness was his enemy.
That consistency also means he’s never scored more than eight league goals since breaking through Gerens in 2015/16, a disappointing career for many to watch, and Chelsea’s insistence on making a difference. Will sign every promising winger, making them an obvious target for someone like Dembele.
However, with the change of management Pochettino demands a high level of fitness and work rate. Dembele is not the right player for the current team. Although he looks like a lot of fun.
That’s a transfer legend in 2022. There’s more to follow in 2023 and none more so than Romeo Lavia. He started the summer as a target for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. With Manchester United joining him, he culminates in a battle between the Blues and Reds over his signature.
It’s not clear who’s at the top. Liverpool, as well as Chelsea with Moises Caicedo, appear to be leading in most markets. Although Arsenal had their own spell in the tournament before confirmation, Declan Rice now flips the coin.
Chelsea have made a recent bid that reportedly exceeds the £50m ($64m) valuation threshold, but what follows is far from clear. Personal terms with both parties were not expected to be a problem. However, Caicedo thought the same before he threw a proverb at the fans saying he only wanted Chelsea.
Some reports suggest a medical booking was made for Lavia after an agreement was reached between Saints and Chelsea, but David Ornstein has denied such claims. He said the two sides had not agreed to a deal and that things were back in the balance. meanwhile He also said Caicedo and Liverpool’s plans were for the 21-year-old to undergo a medical on Friday. But now it’s not possible.
Football.London says: The single-player transfer tragedy is always boring, isn’t it? What people have always wanted is for players from both teams to talk to the same two clubs. To have a score in the 72-hour time frame, in which both teams seem to have one player. Both players and non-players are pretty much that. at the same time
This is Schrödinger’s transfer. And it’s a mental thing. Chelsea have the money to pull this off. They are necessary too. It feels like after all this Lavia might end up at Liverpool and Caicedo at Chelsea, perfectly balanced as it should be?
Lavia is probably the easiest way to get it done. Although there is a lower price to pay and less odds against Brighton, Caicedo is the better player. But when it comes to value and potential, that’s not clear. They will surely be happy with both players, or not, but after putting in the effort to sign Caicedo it would be big to miss him.
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