Chelsea are reportedly likely to be able to agree a transfer deal for Manchester City forward Cole Palmer for a fee of around £45million.
That’s according to Evening Standard journalist Nizaar Kinsella, who says that Man City are currently asking for around £50m for the 21-year-old, though a compromise could eventually be struck.
See below for Kinsella’s tweet on this story as things seem to be progressing after news first broke of Chelsea’s interest in Palmer earlier today…
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 30, 2023
Chelsea could do with adding more quality and depth to their attack after so many departures this summer, with Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among the names to move on.
Palmer looks a player with a bright future, so if Chelsea can get him for around £45m that could end up looking like smart business in the long term.
At the same time, for now it’s also quite a big gamble on a relatively unproven player who is clearly not particularly close to playing regularly for one of Chelsea’s rivals.