Reports from Italy suggest that Chelsea are leading the race to sign striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli in the summer, and that they are prepared to meet his release clause.
Liverpool have also been linked with the 25 year old, but, despite claims to the contrary, it appears that they have not agreed personal terms with the Nigerian.
And now Chelsea appear to be in pole position to sign him having agreed to pay his release clause of ₤102 million.
That is despite the London club struggling with their FFP obligations, with their use of long contracts as a loophole now closed to them after the maximum contractual amortisation period was limited to five years.
Having lost out on the transfer of Moises Caicedo to the same club, Liverpool will not want to enter into a bidding war with Chelsea again over another player.
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.