The last few days have seen a lot of chatter bubbling up about Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and Chelsea, but all of it is pretty much moot until we get the word from the big dog, Fabrizio Romano.
In his exclusive chat with Caughtoffside, the Italian insider made it clear that things are not nearly as developed as some would have you think,
His words in his Daily Briefing made that abundantly clear:
“I’m aware there have been some stories about Chelsea having an interest in Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with reports that he’s a player they really like, but I wouldn’t read too much into this for now,” Romano explained.
“The key point with Chelsea, however, is that they still believe Mykhaylo Mudryk will be the future in that position, so nothing has been decided in terms of investing big money there for another player after they fought hard to sign Mudryk ahead of Arsenal in that tense battle last January.
“Also with Napoli there is the reality that they could be forced to sell Victor Osimhen in the summer – I’ve reported on interest in him several times recently, and there’s been no progress on a new contract with Napoli, so they will hope to keep Kvaratskhelia if they lose another of their important players.
“A lot can change in football and it’s too early to know for sure what will happen, but my understanding remains that it’s not a concrete thing with Chelsea so far.”
So there you go. Just as we said, we’ll be keeping tabs on the Georgian, and if and when he’s up for sale we’ll be part of the clamour to sign him. But there’s nothing advanced, and nothing concrete yet. We all know what it’s like negotiating with Napoli, there will be weeks of hard graft and mind games from their ownership, and we will know about it every step of the way.