Chelsea will not find it easy to sign player ‘high on the list’ this summer

Chelsea have a player who is ‘high on the list’ of players they want to sign in the summer, according to a journalist this morning.

The Blues will be looking to do a bit more business in the summer transfer window, with outgoings becoming a focus again to free up more funds to sign some players in.

EXCLUSIVE! Chelsea send scouts to watch striker on international break!

Without a doubt, I don’t expect it to be as crazy as recent windows, but Chelsea will be looking to add players in some key areas on the pitch once again, one of them being at centre back.

And that is what we are talking about for this story.

Chelsea’s prospective signing of Sporting CP centre-back Ousmane Diomande is “quite high on the list of possibilities” at Stamford Bridge during the 2024 summer transfer window, as journalist Ben Jacobs admits negotiating a fee could prove challenging.

He has been speaking to GIVEMESPORT this week, and has said the following:

“Regardless of Thiago Silva, although he does contribute, Chelsea have always planned to bring in a centre-back this summer. Ousmane Diomande is undoubtedly one name quite high on the list of possibilities.

“The challenge is the fee. It’s not going to be an easy negotiation. Sporting are clear with several players, including Viktor Gyokeres, that you pay the release clause or their number if there isn’t one. Otherwise, you walk away. So, that will be Chelsea’s only concern.

“It’s not that they don’t rate the player. They would move if it becomes financially viable, but it’s just whether they get value because it won’t be an easy negotiation with Sporting.”

Chelsea News