·2 July 2023
·2 July 2023
Rayan Cherki is currently donning the Lyon jersey and his potential move to Chelsea would be monumental. The nimble attacker has been splendid at the Under-21s for France this summer, leaving spectators and pundits in awe. A source close to Lyon revealed, “The attacker is a huge talent and is considered the next big thing at the Ligue 1 outfit.” This French sensation might just be the fresh blood that Chelsea needs in their attacking force.
On the other side of the pitch, Florian Wirtz has been nothing short of phenomenal for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. Following a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the German has come back with a vengeance, proving himself to be a bona fide sensation. If Chelsea can secure Wirtz, the midfield maestro could bring a level of dynamism to Stamford Bridge that’s been sorely missed.
Meanwhile, a development that’s particularly intriguing revolves around Chelsea’s centre-back Levi Colwill. Football Transfers also reports that the young defender has caught the attention of Liverpool. Despite Chelsea’s attempts to secure him with a new contract, he’s also been linked to other Premier League heavyweights, including Tottenham.
The Liverpool Echo states that “Liverpool are one of the Blues’ domestic rivals keen on Colwill.” What makes this more tantalizing is the Expected Transfer Value (xTV) model, which rates Colwill at a cool €14.5m (£12.4m). If he leaves for such a fee, it could be an absolute steal in the long run.
Interestingly, Chelsea recently turned down a £40m bid from Brighton for Colwill. This seems to suggest that they’re well aware of the immense potential this Southampton-born player, who’s a regular in the Young Lions’ squad, possesses.
With Chelsea’s pursuit of Cherki and Wirtz, the Blues could be on the cusp of creating an empire with this fresh infusion of young talent. It remains to be seen if they can clinch these deals and propel themselves to further glories.