CHELSEA have secured themselves a huge advantage in the race to sign Manuel Ugarte this summer.
The season is pretty much done for Chelsea and Frank Lampard – there is one game to go before the club can put a miserable campaign behind them.
There has been no silverware – there will not be any European football for next season – there has been a number of manager changes and Chelsea may even finish in the bottom half of the table.
Now the club can focus on adding to their squad in the summer transfer window and signing players that will make a difference – and Ugarte is a man that the club reportedly want.
Ugarte joined Sporting for just over £5million in the summer of 2021 from fellow Portuguese side Famalicao.
He has impressed during his second season at Sporting, with the midfielder making 47 appearances in all competitions – with both Chelsea and PSG very keen to try and get a transfer deal done.
According to Portuguese outlet A Bola, the Blues will offer the Portuguese giants an extra €2m in bonuses, in addition to paying his release clause, in order to wrap up a deal.
The report says that he could be the perfect midfield partner for Enzo Fernandez.
CHELSEA need players that is for certain – but fans will be hoping that Mauricio Pochettino has asked for the signing of Ugarte and it is not Ted Boehly making another transfer decision.
PSG are still also hoping to get a deal done so it will not be easy for Chelsea – the decision is not coming anytime – but money talks and he may be swayed by the cash.
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