€40m Chelsea signing ‘is imminent’ after clubs agree deal for defender


Lyon star Malo Gusto is heading to Chelsea this transfer window – after a deal got agreed between the two clubs

Reece James picked up a serious injury earlier in the season that has kept him out for a while now – and also kept him out of impressing at the World Cup with England.

He may be getting better and returning to action soon – but his departure has shown Graham Potter that he needs to delve into that transfer kitty and add another right-sided defender to the squad.

And that has led to constant speculation in the media that Gusto is a player that Chelsea was very much interested in signing- and Chelsea look to soon be pulling off another new signing this window, after already signing six players this window.

They were always going to improve the squad in areas needed this month, and they are perhaps two new signings away from doing this – a new midfielder and a new right back.

They are working on both still as the days tick by and the end of the window approaches, with the midfield proving to be a bit of an issue with key targets being over priced.

But they might soon have sorted the right back target in the shape of Malo Gusto from Lyon. According to Foot Mercato, Gusto only wants to go to Chelsea and only Chelsea. A deal around €30m – €40m is imminent.

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Chelsea have proven this January window that if they want to sign a player – they will – and that is what they will do with Gusto.

It does not matter that he may not be good enough for the Premier League – if Chelsea believe that he can make an impact on the squad – then they will make their moves to try and get a deal done.

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