Chelsea offered a shocking £43m for Ajax midfielder

Chelsea offered a shocking £43m for Ajax midfielder

Thomas Tuchel’s side have a day left to complete all of their summer transfer business and following the announcement of Wesley Fofana’s arrival on Wednesday, they want more signings.

Chelsea have issues in midfield. N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are both nursing injuries, while Mateo Kovacic is slowly returning to full fitness after a knee problem and Jorginho is failing to stand in for them. Tuchel admitted that they are light in midfield on Tuesday night, but remained coy if they would dip into the transfer market to strengthen in that department.

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“Hamstring injury, next midfielder out,” said Tuchel on Loftus-Cheek after their 2-1 defeat at Southampton. No one left. Recommendation for Kovacic was 20 minutes. I also don’t understand why we are in this situation regarding injuries, all players in midfield. Need to find solutions.”

Chelsea offered a shocking £43m for Ajax midfielder

Chelsea bosses are said to be frustrated with Jorginho and are plotting to let him leave the club. Now with his departure impending, reports from Mike Verweij in Holland, he claims Chelsea have now made a €50 million bid for Alvarez.

Alvarez is a defensive midfielder who can also play in central defence, offering the Blues versatility. Alvarez has demanded Ajax enter into talks with Chelsea over a transfer, with the 24-year-old keen on a switch to the Premier League.

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Ajax’s current position is that no one is allowed to leave amid Chelsea’s bid for Edson Alvarez. After not being allowed to join Rennes or Newcastle, Alvarez now wants to leave. He wonders if an opportunity in the Premier League will ever come again.