Sorry Liverpool as Chelsea looking to sign impressive £34.4 million star
CHELSEA are planning a move for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, according to reports.
Incoming Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been promised that he will be given some funds this transfer window to add players that he needs to be a success.
There are a number of positions that the club need to fix – and adding a new central midfielder is something that the club need to do as there are also a few players linked with moves away.
Now – According to The Guardian, Pochettino is prioritising the signing of at least one new central midfielder and is now intent on signing Veiga.
The report claims that Chelsea ‘are prepared to push hard’ for the 21-year-old but the club will face competition from both Liverpool and Barcelona.
Celta Vigo narrowly avoided relegation from La Liga this season but Veiga remained one of their standout performers throughout the campaign with 11 goals and four assists in the league.
Veiga still has three years remaining on his contract with Celta Vigo but his deal includes a €40m (£34.4m) buyout clause.
Another day – another player linked with Chelsea.
Veiga is a very exciting young midfielder that will not cost as much as some of the other players linked with Chelsea.
He will be brought in to add some depth to the side – something that Chelsea do not really need – but Pochettino wants to make his own signings as Blues boss.
He is not the type of signing that will get Chelsea fans excited about next season – but he is a signing that Pochettino reportedly wants – not Ted Boehly – and that will make a big difference.
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