It is no secret that the Blues are having trouble scoring goals; Jamie Carragher recently criticised this after his team lost 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. They look to sign Brahim Diaz.
It is likely that Chelsea will seek out a new striker this summer to address their offensive problems. Dependable writer Florian Plettenberg reporting they interested in Napoli player Victor Osimhen.
But, with former Manchester City attacking midfielder Diaz now mentioned as a potential target. Graham Potter would also be eager to bring in a creative alternative to supply for the new striker.
The Sunday Mirror, through The Express, said that Chelsea is preparing a potential £25 million move for the Real Madrid player this summer. They are pleased with his performances during a loan stint at AC Milan.
Chelsea target Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz as an attacking option
At the conclusion of the season, Milan will have the option to make the Spaniards’ stay permanent for a cost of about £19 million. But Madrid are seeking to recoup the £23.5 million it originally paid. This might pave the way for a transfer to west London.
The course of the Ancelotti crisis might make or break any deal. Diaz deemed unnecessary by the management. But if the manager decides to go at the end of the campaign, the player might have another shot.
Newcastle have also expressed interest, so the Blues may have to outwit their rivals for his services.
The 23-year-old, dubbed “sensational” by the media, has been reliable, if not spectacular, in the Serie A this season, contributing four goals and two assists in 23 games.
The maestro has now gone nine games in the Italian top division without a goal or an assist. This raises questions about whether he would be a valuable addition for the Blues.
Although Diaz is still young and has lots of time to improve his game, his current productivity suggests that he would not be a huge improvement over Potter’s present choices.
Furthermore, Joao Felix, who is currently on loan from Atletico Madrid and scored his second goal for the club against Everton on Saturday, should be Chelsea’s first target for a permanent deal.
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