Chelsea see €40m bid REJECTED by European giants - Romano

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 18 Jun 2024 14:00 CDT
  • 3 min read
Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea

Atletico Madrid have reportedly rejected a €40 million offer from Chelsea for talented forward Samu Omorodion.

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The 20-year-old scored nine goals on loan at Alaves last season and has emerged as a key target for Chelsea, with the west London club looking to sign a new number nine ahead of Enzo Maresca’s first season in charge.

According to DiMarzio, the Blues have seen a €40m bid knocked back by Atleti, who are keen to retain his services.

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This information has been backed up by renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. He posted on X: “Atlético Madrid have rejected today formal bid from Chelsea for Samu Omorodion around €30m plus add-ons up to €40m package.

“Chelsea keep considering Omorodion and Jhon Durán as options for new striker.

“Atlético Madrid insist on their plan to keep Samu Omorodion.”

The Spain U21 international is also wanted by Napoli and Roma, while he could replace Nicolas Jackson at Chelsea, with the Blues forward reportedly open to a summer departure following Mauricio Pochettino’s exit last month.

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Atletico Madrid want Conor Gallagher

News of Chelsea’s rejected Omorodion bid comes following reports that Atleti are interested in signing Blues midfielder Conor Gallagher amid his uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.

The England international has just one year left on his current Blues contract and the west London club are eager to offload him in order to generate pure profit.

Atletico Madrid reportedly want to sign Conor Gallagher
© IMAGO - Atletico Madrid reportedly want to sign Conor Gallagher

However, Gallagher is keen to remain at Chelsea, meaning a summer exit is not a foregone conclusion as things stand.

Despite this, Atletico Madrid are monitoring Gallagher’s situation and have made a move to sign him, according to Spanish outlet Relevo.

The LaLiga giants have reportedly contacted Chelsea regarding a possible move for the 24-year-old, although their pursuit of his signature remains in the early stages.

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