Chelsea have made a pre-January move for USA international Yunus Musah in the form of contact with his representatives, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Potter set for backing…
American business tycoon Todd Boehly, after his takeover of the Premier League giants, has already backed his new club to the hilt and displayed real ambition in the transfer market.
£241 million was spent in the summer window, yet after the sacking of former boss Thomas Tuchel, it appears current manager Graham Potter may now be handed a seismic transfer kitty of his own.
The Latest: Chelsea make Musah contact…
As per 90min, Potter’s side have now made contact with the entourage of Valencia star Musah after his impressive World Cup campaign for the USA.
There is apparently growing interest in the 20-year-old as Chelsea make a pre-January approach – alongside Liverpool.
Arsenal have also been tracking his development for quite some time but it appears Chelsea are now well and truly in the mix for Musah’s signature.
The Verdict: Exciting talent…
The midfielder’s current deal runs until 2026 and contains a seismic €100 million release clause (£86m), yet it remains to be seen if Boehly will have to pay such a huge amount.
Musah, though, is emerging as a very exciting talent and has been a crucial asset to his national team – especially during their impressive 2022 World Cup run to the Last 16.
ESPN commentator Eugênio Leal has certainly been impressed, calling Musah one of USA’s ‘sensational’ midfield trio in Qatar.