For Todd Boehly’s Chelsea, 1 billion euros are not enough. That is the spending figure of the London team during the new president’s first 15 months in office. Far from stopping, This winter market can mean a new significant outlay for the ‘blues’.
According to Evening Standard, the team led by Mauricio Pochettino has already contacted Sporting de Portugal with the intention of signing two important players from the green and white team. It is about defender Ousmane Diomande and forward Viktor Gyökeres.
The first is one of the most promising centre-backs on the European scene, physically powerful at 20 years old and 1.90m tall. Signed for just 8 million euros, his meteoric emergence into Portuguese football has already caught the attention of big European clubs, but Chelsea wants to get ahead of everyone. Gyökeres, for his part, is one of the big signings of Sporting’s summer market, which paid Coventry 20 million euros for the Swedish striker.
The problem for the London team is that, according to Evening Standard, the Portuguese refer to the clause of both players: 80 million euros in the case of Diomande and 100 million euros in that of the attacker. Therefore, if Chelsea wants to make a firm bet on both players, they could end up paying a whopping 180 million euros.