Both Manchester City and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation of Chelsea and England wing back Reece James.
The 22 year old still has three years left on his current deal, but is one of the lowest paid members of Thomas Tuchel’s first team squad.
There were no negotiations over an improved new contract that more reflects his value to the club prior to the protracted takeover, with Chelsea feeling that the length of his current deal negated the need for any urgency.
However, there is a risk that the player will feel undervalued by the club he joined when he was ix years old, and, if so, there are ready suitors waiting in the wings.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.