Marina Granovskaia move could result in Chelsea £ 34million to fund Harry Kane transfer
Chelsea have been tipped to spend big on a striker this summer.
With Olivier Giroud likely to leave and Tammy Abraham’s future far from certain, a new No.9 could arrive at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Chelsea have previously been linked with Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski as Thomas Tuchel looks to complete his first transfer assignment as head coach.
To sign a proven goalscorer this summer, the Blues may have to spend more than Â£ 100million (besides Lewandowski), but backed by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, that may not be too much of a problem.
That said, they could get some help funding a deal for Tuchel’s transfer mission.
Last summer, Chelsea decided not to use their buyout clause for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga after Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevalli confirmed the option was in place.
However, the deal was only valid until last June.
“Chelsea can buy him back in June,” he said, according to Tuttomercatoweb – via Sport witness. âWe have excellent relations with them, we met them before Christmas also for other operations, because we like, as we did with Barcelona, ââto have a collaborative relationship.
“They can take it back, but we can also do an operation together, we can take it back, there is total openness.”
Ultimately, Boga did not seal a return to Stamford Bridge last summer, with the Blues opting to sign instead people like Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
But as reported by GoalChelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia has decided to negotiate a sell clause meaning the Blues will receive 10-15% of any future transfer fees if Boga leaves Serie A.
Boga was heavily linked with an exit from Sassuolo last summer with a move to Napoli apparently very close, but revealed he has decided to stay put for another year.
“I had already spoken to Sassuolo and we decided together that it was better for my development if I stayed here for another year,” Boga said, according to Football Italia.
“Sassuolo is a club where you can improve so much, look at Manuel Locatelli and Domenico Berardi who are now playing for Italy.”
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Boga’s decision could end up being great news for Chelsea.
If the 24-year-old were to move this summer, his former club would be entitled to a percentage of the fees Sassuolo collects and the Italian store Calciomercato.it, via Sport witness, claim Leicester City are on the verge of “ talks ” with those around them.
The report also states that Sassuolo is expected to demand something between â¬ 30m (Â£ 25m) and â¬ 40m (Â£ 34m) for Boga, Atalanta, Naples, Lyon, Marseille and Villarreal also being interested.
It’s a scenario that would increase head coach Tuchel’s transfer budget and potentially help fund a more than Â£ 100million deal for one of the Kane, Lukaku or Haaland.