Don Hutchison has heard something about imminent signing Cole Palmer that should worry Chelsea fans.
Chelsea are set to bolster their attacking options after reaching an ‘agreement in principle‘ to sign Manchester City’s Cole Palmer.
City rejected Chelsea’s opening offer of £35m for the midfielder.
But subsequent negotiations between the clubs have gone well and the deal is now expected to be concluded before the transfer window shuts down.
An agreement fee is expected to be around £40m plus £5m in add-ons.
Sky Sports reported that Palmer is expected to undergo a medical on Thursday before his £40million move to Stamford Bridge goes through.
It will come as a welcome boost for Mauricio Pochettino, who has been trying to add another quality player to his squad, since losing Christopher Nkunku to a long-term knee injury.
Pochettino has given his backing to Chelsea’s move for Palmer.
Personal terms with the England Under-21s international are not expected to be an issue.
ESPN pundit Hutchison acknowledges that Chelsea-bound Palmer is a ‘super‘ young talent.
However, he’s heard murmurings that the Man City midfielder isn’t the best away from the training pitch, which is why he may be allowed to leave.
“The talent is there. I was there in Athens when he scored in the Super Cup final. Everyone knows he’s a player,” Hutchison told
“From what I hear, I think he’s not great away from the training ground. That might be a reason why they might be selling him.”
It’s certainly not ideal to hear if you’re a Chelsea supporter.
Where Does Cole Palmer Fit in at Chelsea?
An inside-left role would allow Palmer to come into central positions, to get on the ball regularly and would seem to suit him more than the high-and-wide left-sided position that Guardiola asks City’s wingers to play.
Paul Merson thinks the attacking playmaker will be a good addition to the squad at Stamford Bridge.
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