‘Full of confidence’: Chelsea set to ƅeаt Arsenal move for transfer target after agent ‘contact’

The Gunners had long been linked with a move for the Serbia international, but he was signed by the Bianconeri in January.

This season, it appeared as though their striker dilemma had been solved with the addition of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, with the Brazilian delivering much in his all-round play. The 25-year-old was even called up to the Brazil World Cup squad, but injuries will keep him out for months.

“We look at the squad and see what options we have our with the players we have available. There are things we can try, we have the need to do so,” Mikel Arteta said recently, hinting at activity in the January window. “I feel my squad is really good, and unfortunately we’ve had injuries, but we will see what we can do to be stronger.”

Vlahovic has been mentioned as one of the players who could fill in for Jesus in the near term while also playing alongside him after the injury. The 22-year-old has seven goal assists in 10 Serie A games for Juventus this season, but financial issues and uncertainty at the club may open the door to a move.

According to CBS Journalist Ben Jacobs, an exit for Vlahovic in 2023 is a “very serious possibility,” with a January relocation in particular not ruled out. While Arsenal is interested, Jacobs adds that Chelsea has been in contact with the striker’s agency about his availability.

The Blues’ interest follows a long-term injury to one of their striking alternatives, Armando Broja, who Ԁamaged his knee in a friendly against Aston Villa as the club prepares for Premier League play again. It means a protracted layoff for the young Albanian international, which will be devastating.

“It was just an unfortunate action,” Graham Potter said on the incident. “He got caught up with their player and the ground.” Work now looks set for a replacement option in the window, with Vlahovic offering the chance for Chelsea to draw a ƅlow on their rivals as well as bolster their ranks.

Following the news of Armando Broja’s injury, Chelsea’s transfer stance on Joao Felix has been exposed

Chelsea have been scouting Joao Felix this season, although interest in the Atletico Madrid forward is still tentative, according to football.london.

The Blues learned on Tuesday afternoon that Armando Broja will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to football.london. The 21-year-old striker will undergo surgery and begin his rehabilitation program soon.

Chelsea had already explored the рrospect of bringing in a new attacker during the January transfer window, but Broja’s season-ending injury may have forced the club’s hand slightly. Felix, who wants to leave Atletico Madrid, has been prominently touted in recent days.

According to the club’s CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin, the 23-year-old forward, who has just over three years left on his contract in the Spanish capital, does not have a good connection with Diego Simeone at the moment.

“He is the biggest transfer that the club has made,” the Atleti president told AS. I believe he has the ability to play at the best level in the world, but the connection between the coach and him is strained for reasons that are beyond the scope of this article. His motivation is neither.

“The reasonable thing is to think that he will leave. Although I would love him to stay here, he doesn’t want to remain at the club.”

Comments like these from Gil Marin are sure to make some of Europe’s premier teams nervous. Chelsea, who has been connected to Felix, will be one of them.

The Blues have previously scouted Felix on multiple occasions this season, but sources have геvеаleɗ that the interest is still preliminary. It rеmains to be seen whether this changes as a result of Broja’s injury.

Chelsea’s priority from the start of the season has been to improve the midfield. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, whose contracts expire at the end of the season, might both leave the club on free transfers.

Declan Rice rеmains the Blues’ top aim in football.

London has been informed, and a deal for the England midfielder is expected next summer. Edson Alvarez of Ajax is still still on the club’s radar and might be considered in the January transfer window.