The speculations that Chelsea are interested in making a stunning bid to acquire Napoli winger Hirving Lozano are gaining momentum, which means that a transfer in the summer could be on the cards.
During the summer of 2017, the Mexico international has been connected with a move to Stamford Bridge. Nevertheless, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United have also expressed interest in signing the player.
As a consequence of this, there may be competition among clubs to acquire Lozano after the conclusion of the current Serie A season because he is continuing to demonstrate his worth with Napoli.
In point of fact, Lozano has been one of the most significant players for the Italian giants so far this season, which has helped them to their current position of 15 points clear atop the table.
Despite the fact that the winger has contributed three goals and three assists over 24 appearances in the league, there is a significant likelihood that Napoli will let him depart the club this summer. Despite his solid efforts, the winger has made 24 appearances.
According to Raffaele Auriemma, who works as a journalist in Italy, this is the case. During an interview on Radio CRC, he made the following statement: “Chelsea likes the Mexican footballer because the Blues coach likes this type of winger.”
Auriemma also claims that Napoli have already decided on his asking price, and he continues by saying that “the Neapolitan club can collect 50 million and pay it cash into Sassuolo’s coffers to sign [their targets] Laurientè and Frattesi.”
In the event that Napoli are willing to part ways with Lozano, it might cause numerous Premier League clubs to engage in a fierce competition with one another in the coming summer to acquire his services.
As was noted, Liverpool and Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old attacker, and it is believed that Arsenal also has him on their list of players they are interested in signing.
Yet, given how poorly Chelsea has performed in the Premier League thus far this year, it seems likely that they are the team that needs reinforcements the most.
The fact that the Blues have only won nine of their opening 25 matches has resulted in increased pressure on the team’s manager, Graham Potter. The Blues now sit in a disappointing ninth place in the table.
On paper, they have a number of players that are quite capable of playing the wing position. On a good day, players like Raheem Sterling, Mykahylo Mudryrk, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, and Noni Madueke can all be considered among the best in the league.
Despite the fact that they have spent close to absurd sums of money on new players, Chelsea has scored a significantly lower number of goals this season in comparison to the other teams in the “big six.”
It is possible that Lozano will provide some much-needed creativity to Potter’s team, which is why the Blues should consider making the move to sign him. This is especially true considering that Ziyech has been extensively linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming transfer window.
Yet, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are all rumored to be interested in signing the Napoli star despite the fact that his transfer fee is only expected to be €50 million (about £45.5 million). It will be exciting to see which club ends up with the player.