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Chelsea closing in on Ajax midfielder

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Ajax attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, after agreeing personal terms for him.

And they may beat Arsenal to his signature who are also interested in signing the Ghana international.

However, having spent over £200 million to bring in Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber this summer, the Gunners need to sell some players before they can buy any others.

Chelsea themselves have seen plenty of players depart through the Stamford Bridge exit since the transfer window close, and their outgoing business may not be done yet, with an offer to but Conor Gallagher from West Ham rejected.

Kudus joined Ajax in 2020 having previously played lower league Dutch football, and has gone on to make 84 appearances for the Eredivisie club, scoring 23 times.

He has played 24 times for Ghana, and was one of the stars of their World Cup campaign in Qatar last year.

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