Report: Chelsea are now expected to make move for £40m winger, PL club just waiting for their bid

Reports suggest Chelsea are expected to make a bid for Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin this summer.

According to the Northern Echo, Eddie Howe’s side are now awaiting an approach from Chelsea for their talented winger, with Tuchel’s men one of the most interested sides in a move.

The 25-year-old has been a vital part of Newcastle’s attack over the last couple of seasons, proving an entertaining watch for fans up and down the country.

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He is often seen as the catalyst for their attacks, with plenty of goals that may not be scored or assisted by him coming via his ability on the ball.

The Blues have already signed Raheem Sterling in the left-wing position, with it being reported that he was Thomas Tuchel’s number one priority signing this summer.

Chelsea expected to bid for Saint-Maximin

However, the Northern Echo have claimed the club are set to fight London rivals Tottenham for a transfer in the region of £40m.

Chelsea’s potential attacking signings to add to Sterling have mostly evaded them so far this window, with Raphinha particularly slipping through their fingers despite agreeing a fee with Leeds United.

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With Sterling able to star on both wings, the opportunity could arise for a direct winger in Saint-Maximin to make his mark on the Chelsea team, combining his creativity with the Englishman’s proven goalscoring ability.

However, supporters will point to his own Premier League goal record as a reason to look elsewhere in the market.

Tuchel already has too many options to choose from who don’t provide regular goals, with Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner already proving inefficient at left-wing.

Despite this, the Frenchman is yet to be seen in a team the quality of Chelsea, with it being entirely plausible that his game improves when there isn’t as much reliance on him to perform.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.