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Chelsea interested in Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde

Chelsea Valverde, Six Sports

According to reports, Chelsea have shown interest in signing Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde in a future transfer window.

Valverde initially joined Real Madrid in 2016 and was with the Madrid B team. He made his Real Madrid debut during the 2017-18 season. Valverde made his breakthrough into the first team in the  2018/19 season. And played a massive part in leading Real Madrid to their La Liga title win in 2019-20 season.

Valverde’s pace, work rate, physicality and attitude has seen him become a mainstay in the Madrid midfield. And it is clear to see why he is attracting major European clubs like Chelsea for his services. Since making his debut, he has gone on to make 114 appearances and registered five goals and seven assists.

Valverde set to reject Chelsea

Chelsea Valverde, Six Sports

But to Chelsea’s expense, Valverde is enjoying his time at Real Madrid and is set to reject any transfer approach from Chelsea. The Uruguayan midfielder has quickly become a fan favourite in Madrid. He is viewed as the long term replacement for Brazilain midfielder Casemiro.

Chelsea already have young midfield prospects out on loan in Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher. Conor Gallager particularly has been in fantastic form since his loan move to Crystal Palace. Both the young prospects are tipped to have bright futures with the European champions and can act as alternatives to the Valverde signing.

Chelsea are unlikely to take up the loan to buy clause in Saul’s contract. The Spanish midfielder has made just one appearance since his move to the European champions. And was taken off at half-time for that once appearance also. Saul looked very far off from the speed and physicality of the game. Thomas Tuchel is still looking

With both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both nearing their 30s, it is obvious to see Thomas Tuchel’s interest in Valverde. While Valverde would be a great fit for Chelsea, the Uraguian is unlikely to move. In this case, Chelsea could turn their attention back to West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, who i widely suspected to move next summer.

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