The summer transfer window is a busy one for Chelsea football club having scouting a lot star players as some deals already done.
Lautaro Martinez to Chelsea
World Cup winner and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has told those close to him that he wants to join Chelsea this summer, according to Football Insider.
The 25 year old striker, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 2022, wants to play in the Premier League next season and is attracted by a potential move to Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan are keen to offload players this summer in a bid to raise funds for their window spending and would reluctantly listen to offers for the World Cup Winner.
The report adds Inter Milan are open to selling Martinez this summer to Chelsea if they receive a bid in the region of £60million.
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochetinno has identified Martinez as a potential target this summer and is very keen to see him join his squad this summer.
Martinez scored 21 times for Inter Milan in 38 Serie A appearances last season helping his side finish in the top four and get to the Champions League Final.
Chelsea are in hot pursuit of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson. But the Blues are also reportedly keen on Celta Vigo’s versatile youngster Gabri Veiga as they ramp up their summer activity.
The 21-year-old can play in several positions in the midfield and is comfortable as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder, and on both wings. According to The Guardian, Chelsea are expected to bid for the player, who has a £34million release clause and is also a target for Liverpool, in the coming days.
Chelsea remain in pole position to sign Caicedo after Arsenal were claimed to have cooled their interest earlier this week. Negotiations with Brighton for the Ecuador international won’t be easy though as the Seagulls want at least £100m for the midfielder, who enjoyed an excellent 2022-23 season.
No official offer has been made by the Blues as of yet. Meanwhile, the Jackson deal is far more advanced.
Chelsea are preparing a bid for Gabri Veiga (Image: GETTY)
Nicolas Jackson to Chelsea
Chelsea have agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old forward and are considering whether to trigger his £30m release clause. Mauricio Pochettino is prioritising the signing of a new striker above all else this summer but with only one full season of top-flight European football under his belt, Jackson is a risky pick.
Along with incoming transfers, there are expected to be a lot of outgoings for the West Londoners this summer. Chelsea must recoup funds after spending in excess of £600m on players since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s takeover in May 2021.
Among those expected to be on their way out of the door in the coming weeks are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kalidou Koulibaly, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Mason Mount may also join Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Conor Gallagher could also depart Stamford Bridge as part of a swap deal for Caicedo. The Englishman is on Brighton’s summer wishlist as is his team-mate Armando Broja.
Welcome to Chelsea Christopher Nkunku
Following the release of the 2023/24 Premier League fixture list, it has been revealed when Christopher Nkunku and Moises Caicedo could make their debuts for Chelsea. The duo have both been heavily linked with moves to Stamford Bridge lately, and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to integrate them into his side before the new campaign kicks off.
Nkunku is said to have signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blues, but some details need to be ironed out first before his move can be confirmed. football.london understands that Chelsea have been sending scouts to watch the 25-year-old forward over the last couple of years, and they’ve been thoroughly impressed.
It’s believed that the west Londoners have already activated the £53million release clause in Nkunku’s deal, which becomes active this summer. It’s believed that the France international is keen on the move and he was impressed with how the Blues conducted negotiations.