Chelsea transfer news: Boehly answers Pochettino with £130m striker

Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli (Photo by Andrea Staccioli/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli (Photo by Andrea Staccioli/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

In today’s Chelsea transfer news – Todd Boehly’s latest £100m+ pursuit to please Mauricio Pochettino, an update on Mykhailo Mudryk & much more.

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Chelsea transfer news – Rafael Leao won’t affect Mykhailo Mudryk

Chelsea have been interested in signing Rafael Leao for a long time and this summer is no different. However, complications arise when you consider that he plays a similar role to Mykhailo Mudryk, who was only signed in January to no real benefit.

However, a report from Express suggests that the potential signing of Leao does not affect Mudryk, since Chelsea see him as more a central attacker, rather than a winger. This would explain the interest, since the consensus is that they need to strengthen in this position.

Chelsea transfer news – Boehly eyes Victor Osimhen for Mauricio Pochettino

It’s thought that Mauricio Pochettino has signed up to manage Chelsea, it’s just a waiting game as to when the club will announce his arrival. With this in mind, the Argentine manager has a lot to sort out when he arrives at the club, but it’s nothing he isn’t used to having faced tougher challenges at Southampton and Spurs.

According to Football365, Corriere dello Sport have published information that Todd Boehly wants to aid Mauricio Pochettino in his arrival by allowing the pursuit of £130m-rated Victor Osimhen from Napoli. Therefore, it seems to be a choice between Osimhen and Leao because Chelsea cannot sign both while adhering to Financial Fair Play rules.

Chelsea transfer news – Liverpool drop out of Amadou Onana race

It’s believed that three Premier League rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal will all battle to sign Amadou Onana from Everton, regardless of whether the Toffees are relegated.

However, Chelsea can take a real confidence boost that Liverpool are no longer in the race, according to a report from Goal.

What do you make of today’s Chelsea transfer news?