Chelsea transfer news: Blues are still interested in £27m midfielder called 'fantastic' by Graham Potter

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Brighton’s World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister.

Mac Allister, 24, is now well recognised in the sport after playing an important role for Argentina at the World Cup in the winter.

The South American midfielder has now returned to club side Brighton and is impressing in the centre of the park for the Premier League side.

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Chelsea were linked with a potential move for Mac Allister a few weeks ago. For instance, The Times claimed at the end of December that the Blues were considering Brighton’s 24-year-old star as an alternative to Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez.

Now, Mac Allister’s name has popped up again in the Chelsea transfer rumour mill.

According to The Guardian, Chelsea are still keen on Mac Allister and have set their sights on him.

TYC Sports previously claimed that Brighton now value their rising star at more than €30million (£27million), which is fair enough when you consider the 2022 he enjoyed.

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Described as “fantastic” in the past by Chelsea boss Graham Potter, Mac Allister’s reputation continues to grow by the week.

He’s had the experience of working alongside Potter before at the AMEX Stadium, so could a reunion now be on the cards at Stamford Bridge?

It’s interesting to note that Mac Allister’s name has popped up again as the window reaches its final week.

Let’s see if the speculation around Brighton’s technically gifted midfielder cranks up soon.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.