Chelsea are one of only three clubs currently in the race to sign Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister this summer, according to reports.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported an intriguing update regarding the future of Alexis Mac Allister.

Journalist Ben Jacobs previously told CaughtOffside last month that Chelsea are admirers of Brighton’s £60million-rated star Mac Allister.

The 24-year-old midfielder is now consistently putting in eye-catching Premier League displays for Brighton. He was an important part of the Argentina national side that won the World Cup last year, too.

Fresh speculation suggests that big clubs are now circling for his signature.

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Romano names Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United as the serious contenders to sign Mac Allister.

He explains that the Blues are definitely looking at the South American ace, who is going to take some time deciding his next move.

However, the Brighton man could be on the move early in the summer transfer window.

Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Romano said: “From what I’m told the Argentinian has three clubs interested in signing him. One is Chelsea for sure. They’re looking for a midfielder and exploring many options.

“But they are not alone, the race is not decided yet absolutely because Liverpool are there. They’re also interested in Alexis Mac Allister. They asked for information – I told you about [Moises] Caicedo – but they’re also interested in Mac Allister. I’m told there will be contacts form Liverpool’s side to understand conditions of the deal. So, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested but also Man United.

“I’m not aware of any interest from any other English club. At the moment I’m told that these three clubs are in the race.

“The player will take his time, will speak to people close to him, to his family to make the best decision about the project, but there’s a lot of interest in him. Mac Allister could get a summer move and could be an early move on the market.”

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Mac Allister has 10 goals in 29 appearances so far this season Brighton across all competitions.

Remarkably, that means the midfielder has outscored every single player in the Chelsea squad this campaign.

There is a lot to love about Mac Allister’s game, who is definitely good enough to be playing Champions League football. In fairness, Brighton look a good bet to have European football themselves next season

We can see why the Brighton midfielder could be a fantastic addition, but it’s hard to think about other positions until this cursed No.9 position is finally sorted.

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