Mohammed Kudus will not have his chances of a transfer scuppered by injury this summer as Chelsea lead Manchester United in the race for the Ajax No.20’s signature.
That is according to London World.
What’s the story?
Talks seem to be progressing well, although Manchester United and Arsenal are also in contention to sign Kudus.
However – according to London World – Chelsea are actually fronting the queue to sign the Ajax maestro this summer, despite the fact no European football is on offer to him at Stamford Bridge.
Kudus is said to be desperate to play in the Premier League, and wants a move to England this summer.
It is said that Michael Olise and Rayan Cherki are also on Chelsea’s shortlist as Mauricio Pochettino looks to improve his attacking options, although Kudus is the main target.
The 22-year-old is currently struggling with a minor knock which has ruled him out of training in Amsterdam.
Nevertheless, London World believe the issue is not serious, and it is highly unlikely to have any impact on Kudus moving to another club this summer.
The Accra-born forward, who is valued at £40m, according to the Daily Mail, scored 18 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances for Ajax last season.
Mohammed Kudus is exactly what Chelsea need
In our view, this would be a fantastic signing by Chelsea – especially after losing Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
Pochettino already has some dangerous attackers such as Christopher Nkunku, Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk and Nicolas Jackson, although Kudus represents a blend of the quartet’s best traits.
The Ghanaian is rapid across the ground, boasts strong dribbling skills, can operate centrally or on either flank and also has bundles of energy, which will surely see him slot right in under the Argentine, who adopts a high intensity pressing ethos.
£40m is the new £20m in modern day football, and if Chelsea can sign Kudus for that sum or less, it would be a terrific bit of business – be sure to keep an eye on the situation.