Chelsea has ‘offered’ Fede Valverde in exchange for Reece James from Real Madrid
The Blues have spent almost £1 billion on new players since Todd Boehly and Clearlake took over as managers of the team last year, but they were only able to finish in 12th place last season, and they are currently languishing in 14th this campaign after collecting only five points from their first five games. And according to Nacional, Chelsea are still searching the transfer market for new players to help turn around the Stamford Bridge ship.
For the past year or so, Valverde has been connected with a move to the Premier League, and it has been said that Madrid is now willing to sell him. Jude Bellingham joined Aurelien Tchouameni, Edouardo Camavinga, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, and Brahim Diaz as central midfield alternatives for the Spanish powerhouses when he arrived in the summer.
The Uruguayan had his greatest performances last year on the right wing, but as Carlo Ancelotti switched to a 4-4-2 diamond shape to bring out the best in Bellingham, Valverde was left off the roster. According to Nacional, “Chelsea has been following in Fede Valverde’s footsteps for a long time” and intends to trade for James, “a player who’s been on Madrid’s agenda for some time.”
According to the claim, both players are worth €80 million, but despite Chelsea’s club captain’s injury issues, we believe they would want far higher prices. Valverde has previously drawn interest from both Liverpool and Manchester United, and if the midfielder were to become available for trade, Chelsea would likely face competition from their Premier League rivals.
But Chelsea have a clear advantage over other interested parties given Madrid’s need for a right-back to challenge the 31-year-old Dani Carvajal and their obvious infatuation with James to be that player. James hasn’t played for Chelsea since the season’s first weekend due to a hamstring injury, and it’s unclear when he’ll make a comeback despite manager Mauricio Pochettino’s assertion that “he’s recovering well” last week.
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