Chelsea have reportedly entered the race for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
With Todd Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover of the Blues completed the club are set to target two marquee signings to mark the beginning of the new era. And with the Brazilian due to leave the Etihad following the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez the Blues could swoop to secure his services.
It comes as Billy Gilmour has been warned that he could become the “next Barry Bannan” if his performances do not improve for both club and country. And Real Madrid are set to benefit from Chelsea’s transfer gamble last summer.
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Blues enter race for Jesus
Chelsea could swoop to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal, although Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid are also thought to be interested in him. And Chelsea have now reportedly joined the chase for the forward ahead of his blockbuster summer move.
The Blues struggled up front last season and now have cash to spend following the Todd Boehly-led consortium’s takeover of the club.
Gilmour told to ‘offer more’
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been warned he must start to ‘offer more’ if he is to fulfill his potential.
The Scotland international was once called “world class” by Roy Keane after breaking through the ranks at Stamford Bridge. But his career appears to be at a bit of a crossroads following a failed loan move to relegated Premier League side Norwich City last season during which he failed to make a significant impact.
And Charlie Nicholas says Gilmour could become the “next Barry Bannan” if he doesn’t start to make improvements to his game.
Madrid benefit from failed gamble
Real Madrid are set to benefit from Thomas Tuchel’s failed transfer gamble last summer.
The Blues were, and perhaps still after, a new centre-midfielder and were heavily linked with Frenchman Aurelien Tchouameni. But with the AS Monaco star set to move to Real Madrid in a £100m move this week, as per football.london. it appears the Blues have missed out on their man.
Having also been linked with Tchouameni last summer, Chelsea balked at Monaco’s asking price and instead opted to bring in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez on a loan instead. The move no doubt saved Chelsea money and with Saul himself previously linked with a £100m move to Barcelona, may have paid off handsomely had the Spaniard not struggled to recapture his best form at Stamford Bridge.
It means Real will ultimately benefit from the decision as they continue to rebuild their midfield with their latest impressive signing.