Chelsea join Newcastle and AC Milan in race to sign Arnaut Danjuma

Chelsea join Newcastle United and AC Milan in race to sign Arnaut Danjuma

Chelsea are competing with Newcastle United and Serie A winners AC Milan for Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma.

Danjuma, who spent the previous season at Bournemouth in the Championship before joining Villarreal in 2021, had a fantastic debut season with the Yellow Submarine.

In 34 league and Champions League matches, he scored 16 goals and assisted four others. He was a vital part in Unai Emery’s side reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, upsetting German champions Bayern Munich and going close to doing so against Liverpool.

The Dutch international can play everywhere in the attacking line, but he is most at ease on the left flank or as a number nine – as a lone striker or in a two-man front line.

Chelsea signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the summer deadline day to fill the vacant number nine spot after Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku left. The former Arsenal striker, though, is 33 years old and is not a long-term answer for that position. As a result, manager Graham Potter would be looking to add to that department.

Furthermore, with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech’s futures at the club unknown, there might be a position to fill in the wide attacking areas as well. Signing Danjuma might help the team.


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