Powerful midfielder ‘is desperate’ to complete £35 million to Chelsea
Everton midfielder Amadou Onana is reportedly desperately unhappy on Merseyside and wants to join Chelsea.
The Blues were heavily linked with a move for Onana in the January window – but opted to sign a number of other targets instead as their big statement signings.
Everton spent £33million to bring Onana to the club from Lille in the summer, but they will want to pocket double that amount this summer and have placed a massive £70 million asking price on the man.
That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who says Chelsea have ‘resumed negotiations’ for the Belgian midfielder and shown a ‘strong interest’ in signing him again.
The reports claims the Merseyside club are struggling financially, recording losses of £120.9million in their latest financial report, and will need to offload a number of players to help finance the books.
Now – according to Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad, the 21-year-old wants to try his luck elsewhere having opted for Everton when moving in January, amid interest from the likes of Chelsea and West Ham.
The Toffees paid £33m for Onana and will expect to make a decent profit, although the Blues are currently focused on other midfield targets such as Moises Caicedo.
Amid all the speculation and the rumours Onana recently opened up and admitted that he is hoping to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world..
Onana told SoFoot: “I see myself having had a lot of life experiences, which will have made me learn a lot about human beings in general, as well as about myself.
“I see myself, God willing, at one of the biggest clubs recognised worldwide”
There has been so much said about Onana and whether or not he will be a good signing for CHELSEA – but the Blues want him at the club for depth – cover and to protect that back-line.
For £35 million he would be a very good signing – he really could be a great player in the Premier League – but for £70 million he would not be worth the money
MORE BIG CHELSEA NEWS –