Chelsea are hoping to finish a deadline day deal for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, talkSPORT understands.
The Blues are prepared to pay in extra of £40million for Mexican Alvarez after supervisor Thomas Tuchel bemoaned the depth of his squad following Tuesday’s defeat at Southampton.
Chelsea accomplished a £69.5m deal to signal defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester on Wednesday, taking their summer season spending to £268million.
In the meantime, Ajax have already offered key gamers Ryan Gravenberch, Lisandro Martinez and Sebastien Haller, whereas Antony is anticipated to hitch Manchester United imminently.
The Eredivisie champions don’t have to promote, having made £180m from transfers this summer season, and the Dutch switch window shuts sooner than the remainder of Europe on account of an administrative error.
Alvarez, 24, already has two assists from three league matches for Ajax this season.
Having been on the membership since 2019, the Mexican has been a key a part of the membership’s latest success.
Chelsea are determined for reinforcements in midfield on account of an damage disaster.
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Mateo Kovacic has returned however N’Golo Kante continues to be out for weeks and Ruben Loftus-Cheek picked up a knock at St Mary’s.
In the meantime, questions stay over the way forward for Conor Gallagher, with Aston Villa becoming a member of Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham within the race for the 22-year-old’s signature.
The Blues usually tend to let Gallagher depart on mortgage in the event that they get a deal for Alvarez over the road.
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