Pochettino holds vital Chelsea transfer talks for $87m deal amid Caicedo worry| SolSportHQ
Chelsea transfer news: The latest Blues media brieifing with reaction to stories on Dusan Vlahovic and Moises Caicedo with the pair strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Welcome to the football.london transfer briefing. To help you keep on top of all things Chelsea going on in the market we’ve got the latest noises coming from social media, journalists and so-called ITKs, rounding up what’s what in the world of the Blues.
Chelsea talk with Vlahovic
The Blues have already signed Senegal novice Nicolas Jackson and versatile attacker Christopher Nkunku but are really after a sure-fire answer to their goalscoring problems. Now, Italian reporter Rudy Galetti writes that Chelsea will hold discussions with the player and that a price tag of £68million ($87m) has been set.
He writes: “Vlahovic, talks between Chelsea and Juventus is about to begin. The Italian club – without UCL – needs to sell and alreay set his price tag: around €80m to let him go. Pochettino wants the Serbia striker: evolving situation.”
He also added: “Everything confirmed since mid-June: Chelsea are interested in Vlahovic and opened talks with Juventus. Discussions will go ahead in the next days. Pochettino considers Dusan the ideal striker.”
football.london says: We’ve seen this one before. Chelsea chasing a striker proven in Italy as their goalscoring problem continues to worsen. Romelu Lukaku, join Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain in the category of horrible transfers.
Moises Caicedo fear
Chelsea transfer target Moises Caicedo is fearful of being priced out of a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports. The 21-year-old has given the green light to join the Blues but now has to wait for an agreement to be reached between the clubs.
football.london says: Caicedo has already shown he is willing to go rogue in order to secure a transfer after he effectively handed in a request to leave in January. However, having agreed that he would be sold this summer, Chelsea have more power than it may seem.
It all points towards a deal being done and that really should help things progress. Whether there is a stalemate for long enough to see one side cave in ahead of pre-season, it remains to be seen, but what is clear is that it is currently in the best interests of all parties to come to a middle ground this window to get a move over the line.