Chelsea to open talks with midfielder – Blues told to sign Prem star – Potter wants £105M man

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Chelsea are reportedly ready to open talks with Leandro Trossard ahead of a concerted new year swoop.

Potter is easily regarded as one of the finest young managers in the Premier League and has been tipped to manage one of the big clubs – but no-one could have imagined that he would be taking over Chelsea so soon into the season.

But with a new manager comes some new players – and it is believed that Potter will now look to add some players to the squad that he believes can help take Chelsea back to the top – and players to the side that will help play the kind of football that he wants

And that has led to constant speculation in the media that Trossard is a player that the Premier League giants are very much interested in signing

Potter is now looking to bring his old winger to Chelsea – after already raiding his former side for a number of key backroom personnel.

Now sources have told Football Insider. that Chelsea are looking to open talks with the representatives of Trossard in order to try and get a transfer deal done in January

Trossard’s excellent goal-scoring ability is known to the whole world and with the Blues lacking a proper goal scoring machine, Trossard could surely fill that category

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Trossard is having an amazing season with Brighton this year and is really starting to show why all the big clubs have been keeping a close eye on him over the past few seasons

If Chelsea do come calling for the man then we are sure that he will not turn down such a chance to play for one of the big clubs

But would he get the game time that he needs? especially with all the rumors that Potter will not be at the club for the start of next season.

Toney message sent – 

Chelsea snapping up “different level” Ivan Toney from Brentford to add to that attack would be a brilliant move, according to reporter Iomie Stanley

Chelsea have not had the start to the new season that many people had hoped for and Graham Potter knows that in order to keep his job – he needs to do something about it.

And there is still alot of speculation about who they could make for in the coming transfer window – as they are in dire need of adding a new striker to that front line.

And now they have been told that they should try and snap up Brentford hitman Toney

Toney hit 31 goals for Brentford when they won promotion out of the Championship in 2020-21 and has gone on to register 20 efforts in the top flight so far during his time in the Premier League

Reporter Iomie Stanley has suggested that there is potentially a £100 million ($113m) frontman in west London.

Iomie Stanley told IcFootballnews.: “I’ll say this. Is there many better strikers in the Premier League right now than Toney?

“The proof is in the pudding, he’s promoted to the Premier League with a team that’s not fancied to stay up, he’s one of the top three goalscorers in the Premier League in a team that, again, is not a favourite to be top-10, top-12 in the Premier League.

‘Chelsea need an out and out striker – a man that can hold the ball up -win things in the air and give Potter something different in attack

“If you were Chelsea and you can go and write a cheque for £100million and but a striker that has all the potential to be one of the best.

“Toney is destined for one of the big clubs and if i was one of the Chelsea owners – he is definitely a player i would look into signing.’

Potter wants Leao – 

Chelsea are “very keen” on bringing in Rafael Leao to Stamford Bridge, Blues fans have been told

With Blues boss Graham Potter looking to add some serious quality to that attack in the coming transfer windows – there has been alot of speculation that the Premier League giants are keen on Leao

AC Milan are reportedly preparing themselves for big-money offers in the region of £105million for their star man in January – and it seemed that Chelsea were the only serious contenders for the winger

Man City have entered the chase to try and sign the gifted attacker – however – so Chelsea FC will now have the best side in England competing for the services of Leao – if you believe the reports.

But if you believe the words of journalist Dean Jones – the Blues are plotting a move for the speedster – he told GIVEMESPORT“He’s a special player, he is one that will end up in the Premier League and Chelsea have had a very keen eye on him, so it will be interesting just to see whether they decide to try and push things on and try their luck in January.

AC Milan Director Paolo Maldini recently have Chelsea a boost in their chase to try and sign Rafael Leao

Milan were hoping to tie him down to a new deal so as to end speculation about his future – but  Maldini says the Italians have yet to find an agreement with the player:

“We’ve been talking about this [contract extension] for months, if not years. We’ll meet at the right moment and make a decision.

“The idea was to close [the deal] before the World Cup, especially with players involved in the competition, Leao in this case. It was not possible.”

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Chelsea will not want to hear that Man City are now in the chase to sign the player – especially as it could now bump up his asking price in the coming windows

But if there is anybody that is able to compete with City for players – it will be Chelsea FC – they have the money and the pedigree to tempt him to Stamford Bridge guys

So if he impresses at the World Cup – it will be interesting to see just what happens and if Chelsea do actually make a move and he fails to agree that new contract

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