Chelsea’s Russian billionaire Roman Abramovic could be set to authorize super deals for four players, adding up to £240m.
The four players being referred to are Juventus’ Alex Sandro, Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk, Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
The story originates from English daily paper the ‘Express’, which asserts that Monaco midfielder Bakayoko should sign for the club within the next 48 hours and that his arrival will commence the spending spree. Alex Sandro is relied upon to take after not long after, with the Old Lady approving Chelsea new improved deal and the deal could be done as early as this week.
Keeping in mind the end goal to hook back some truly much-needed funds, the “blues” are prepared to proceed onward for Bertrand Traore (£16million), Nathan Ake (£20million) and Nemanja Matic (£40million), with Lyon, Bournemouth and Manchester United their normal goals, but the last may be permitted to leave if and when the signing of Bakayoko is confirmed.
The “Express” also reports that Bakayoko will land in London for a medical and to put pen to papers in the coming days. The French international was one of Monaco’s star players last season as they raged to the Ligue 1 title and achieved the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The expense fee for Bakayoko is accepted to be in the region of £36.7million, while Brazilian full-back Sandro would set the Londoners back a further £61.2million.
Southampton are accepted to be waiting for £60million for Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk. The player was expected to join Liverpool this summer but they were compelled to cool their interest in the wake of being blamed for tapping-up the player.
Romelu Lukaku is said to be the major target but Everton are expected to get down to business over any deal, with a fee of £80million mooted in a few quarters for the Belgian striker.