Chelsea are reportedly more likely than rival suitors Arsenal and Atletico Madrid to sign Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister.

According to TYC Sports, there’s strong interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Atletico in the 24-year-old star.

The report suggests it’s unlikely the talented midfielder will leave Brighton in January, with a summer departure deemed more realistic.

It is understood that Premier League side Brighton will now value him at more than €30million (£27million) following his recent rise.

Mac Allister, whose enjoying an excellent season at club level for Brighton, only enhanced his growing reputation further by playing an important role this winter for an Argentina side that won the World Cup.

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Chelsea more likely to sign Mac Allister

TYC Sports journalist Gaston Edul has added an extra line of information to the transfer speculation.

He reports on Twitter that Chelsea are frontrunners ahead of both Arsenal and Atletico for Mac Allister’s signature.

Let’s see if the Blues can pull off yet another raid on Brighton.

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Graham Potter coached Mac Allister when the pair were at Brighton together, so it’s no major surprise to hear him linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. In fact, Potter described him as “fantastic” earlier this year.

The Argentina international is an all-action midfielder that belongs on the big stage.

He’s extremely technically gifted with the ball at his feet and provides a goal threat. He’s also full of running, athleticism and aggression when out of possession.

There’s no way he should start next season not playing in a European competition, so let’s see how this story unfolds moving forward.

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