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Poch's first signing! New Chelsea boss APPROVES €60m hijack on former club
The Blues are expected to invest significantly in the transfer market once again, even if Financial Fair Play (FFP) will prevent them from having the type of splurge they enjoyed in the previous two windows, with the Argentine set to have a major say in which players arrive and go.
FootballTransfers exclusively revealed Chelsea's interest in the player on 3 May - and they remain insistent on signing the player.
The Uruguay international has already been associated with PSG this summer, with the Ligue 1 champions having reportedly matched the player’s release clause of €60 million in order to trigger contract talks. Reports from Portugal even claimed the deal was done.
Chelsea have the opportunity to respond and have reportedly taken that, with Pochettino okaying the deal.
Romano stresses that the player has yet to make a decision over his future.
Why Chelsea want to sign Ugarte
Ugarte would solve Chelsea’s issue in midfield. The Blues are chasing a defensively minded central midfielder, and the 22-year-old would fit the bill perfectly.
The Sporting star’s qualities are largely in terms of his ball winning, with a string of leading clubs chasing him because of these abilities.
He has an Expected Transfer Value (xTV) of €20m but has seen his value sharply rise since the beginning of the season and it is anticipated that he will continue to progress at a bigger club.