It is advantage Pochettino as Chelsea’s pursuit of Edson Alvarez has received a positive development. As Thomas Tuchel has reportedly decided against pursuing a deal to sign the player for Bayern Munich. According to a story from AS in Spain, Chelsea maintains their interest in acquiring the Mexican international. A deal they came close to securing in September. Initially, it was believed that Mauricio Pochettino and Bayern Munich would be competitors for the Ajax No.4’s services. Nevertheless, Chelsea’s hopes of signing Edson Alvarez have been given a boost with Tuchel’s decision.
Florian Plettenburg reports that Bayern Munich will not be joining the race to sign Edson Alvarez. Despite his valuation of €50m (£43m). This decision stems from Thomas Tuchel’s alternative plans to reinforce his central midfield department. Indicating that Chelsea’s pursuit of Alvarez is not likely to face competition from Bayern Munich.
As a prominent European powerhouse, Bayern Munich could have presented the 25-year-old Edson Alvarez with the opportunity to participate in Champions League football next season. A prospect that Chelsea cannot offer. This circumstance led many to believe that Thomas Tuchel had an advantage over Mauricio Pochettino in securing Alvarez’s signature. However, according to Florian Plettenburg of Sky Sports Germany. It now appears that a significant competitor for Alvarez’s signing has withdrawn. Further strengthening Tuchel’s position in the pursuit of the player.
Pochettino eyes for the target
In an intriguing development, Todd Boehly, who had previously expressed interest in signing Edson Alvarez. Made a promise to make another attempt at acquiring the player after his potential move to Chelsea fell through in 2022. Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports shared this information with The Football Terrace, emphasizing that Chelsea has been actively pursuing various targets. Jacobs further noted that while Ajax is reluctant to sell Alvarez during the middle of the season. Chelsea has yet to follow up on Boehly’s promise to revisit negotiations for the player.
Despite Chelsea not submitting another bid for Edson Alvarez during the January transfer window. It is possible that Todd Boehly’s decision to hold off was out of respect for Ajax’s stance against selling the player in the middle of the season. This suggests that the interest in Alvarez could potentially be revived and pursued by Pochettino in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Edson Alvarez has expressed a strong desire to join Chelsea. And he openly conveyed his disappointment at missing out on the opportunity. In an interview with De Telegraaf, the Ajax midfielder states that he was in devastation but demonstrated resilience. Acknowledging that everything happens for a reason and perhaps the timing wasn’t right. It is worth monitoring the situation closely. As there is a possibility that Alvarez’s long-awaited move to Chelsea could materialize this summer.
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