Revealed: Chelsea to submit €20m bid for Argentine wonderkid

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 21 Jun 2024 12:00 CDT
  • 3 min read
Enzo Maresca, Chelsea

Chelsea are set to submit a €20 million offer for Boca Juniors teenager Aaron Anselmino, according to reports in Argentina.

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The 19-year-old has previously been linked with both Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Chelsea appear in pole position to land the young defender.

The Blues have opened talks with Boca Juniors regarding a possible move for Anselmino, and they are now ready to submit a €20m bid, as per TyC Sports.

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Anselmino has a release clause worth roughly €23m and while Boca Juniors have insisted he will only leave if that fee is paid, Chelsea are set to test the waters with a slightly lower offer as they look to sign yet another wonderkid.

The Blues have prioritised signing the best youngsters in world football over the past few years and Anselmino is their latest target.

Barcelona’s Marc Guiu is also being pursued, while the west London club have virtually wrapped up a deal to sign Palmeiras’ Estevao in 2025.

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Anselmino, a centre-back by trade, has made 10 first-team appearances for Boca Juniors and is viewed as a potential future star by the Chelsea hierarchy.

Enzo Maresca already has the likes of Wesley Fofana, Levi Colwill, Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi and Tosin Adarabioyo at his disposal, while Bashir Humphreys, a highly-rated centre-back, is set to return to Chelsea after a loan spell at Swansea City.

Aaron Anselmino, Boca Juniors
© IMAGO - Aaron Anselmino, Boca Juniors

Chelsea’s summer transfer business

The Blues have already signed the aforementioned Adarabioyo on a free transfer from Fulham this summer, following Thiago Silva’s departure upon the expiration of his Stamford Bridge contract, while they are also hoping to purchase Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

In regards to exits, Ian Maatsen is set to join Aston Villa after a deal was agreed with Unai Emery’s side, and Lewis Hall’s loan move to Newcastle United has already been made permanent.

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