The Blues are in the right track, as they have seen two Premier League clubs make big strides to huge signings on this Wednesday getting them signed at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s owner, Todd Boehly has the perfect £111m transfer fees to get the big moves within the Premier League being made for striker Alexander Isak and attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
Arsenal had been linked to both players at points of the transfer window but it is in fact Newcastle and West Ham who are set to get their hands on the prizes in this situation. Eddie Howe views the Real Sociedad man as the player capable of pushing Callum Wilson to his limits. The Athletic have reported that the Toon’s move for the Sweden international is imminent and a fee in the range of £60m has been agreed between the two clubs.
Moving onto Paqueta, David Moyes has confirmed that West Ham have indeed lodged a £35m opening offer that Lyon are currently considering. “I’ll not talk about him but I can tell you that we have bid for him,” Moyes said in his pre-match press conference to the Irons’ second-leg Europa Conference League qualifier vs Viborg.
“Twenty-three, 30 Brazil caps, can play 10, eight, plays as a false nine for Brazil quite often.
“I think his pedigree is really good. Your pedigree doesn’t always guarantee that it works but you hope that it helps towards possibly getting better.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea is on its negotiations for the likes of Anthony Gordon, Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with news coming out on Tuesday night on the former two of the trio which made worrying news for Boehly and Co.
With Aubameyang, Barcelona are hoping Chelsea compromise on their £22m stance and pay up to 26m for the 33-year-old who holds the key to unlocking big Jules Kounde issue.
It’s a deal that has split opinions but former Liverpool striker John Barnes sees this addition as a ‘plus’ to Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
“A fully focused and committed Aubameyang would be a plus for them,” he told BonusCodeBets. “It depends on his attitude. You saw the attitude at Arsenal and obviously, at Barcelona, I don’t know what’s going on.”
Fofana on the other hand, whilst training with the development squad, is becoming increasingly agitated with Leicester’s firm stance after the Foxes had rejected a third bid in the range of £70m from Chelsea.
“Thiago Silva isn’t going to be around forever so if they can get a player in Wesley Fofana that is fantastic for the future,” Barnes added. “Thiago Silva is still a Rolls Royce. He’s a fantastic player. Koulibaly alongside him but they are looking long term.”
“If they can get Fofana now, even if he isn’t necessarily going to play every week, come next year and the next five, six, seven, eight, nine years that would be a fantastic signing.”