Chelsea to sign world-class defender in €50 million deal

Chelsea to sign world-class defender in €50 million deal

Chelsea are currently in talks with Napoli over a likely €50 million deal to land Elseid Hysaj from Napoli for the January transfer window.

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Chelsea and Napoli have held multiple meetings over the transfer of Elseid Hysaj.

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Now, with Sarri at Chelsea, rumour over the player's future has grown in recent months, even though he has remained a defensive mainstay at Napoli.

Chelsea are set to launch the offensive for Hysaj in the January transfer window, with impending sanctions over deals for underage players – possibly a transfer ban – forcing them to consider big moves for the winter.

The Spaniard is unlikely to leave Chelsea either, having signed a new four-year deal earlier this week.

Should the Italian leave, The Blues will need to sign a top-class replacement, making Hysaj a viable target, who would likely share minutes with Azpilicueta.

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As per the report, Chelsea are already in talks with Napoli and the player over a promising move, although they are averse to shell out €50 million to pay off his release clause.

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