PL clubs claim Chelsea the favourite to sign £50m forward

Report: PL clubs ‘expect to be trumped’ to £50m striker by Chelsea

It is being reported that rival Premier League clubs are expecting to be beaten to the signing of Richarlison by Chelsea.

Journalist Miguel Delaney clamed in his newsletter that London rivals Arsenal and Spurs are cautious to show interest in the striker, with Chelsea believed to be firm favourites for the transfer.

Richarlison joined current club Everton from Watford for around £50m, becoming a constant goalscorer since his move in 2018.

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The Brazil international had a slow start to last season, however turned up when he was needed in the stretch as the Toffees’ protected their untouched record in the top flight.

However, reports began to speculate that the 25-year-old had informed manager Frank Lampard of his desires for a new challenge, coinciding with more regular opportunities on the international stage.

Richarlison has enjoyed a prolific start to his Brazil career, scoring 14 goals in 36 caps.

Chelsea were rumoured to be one of the teams in the hunt for his signature, although they faced competition from across the capital to get the deal done.

Despite this, Delaney claims the North London sides are ready to admit defeat and look elsewhere in the hunt for a striker, with it being Chelsea in pole position to get the deal over the line.

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Richarlison is an undoubtable talent who has got better every time the quality of teammates around him has improved, so a continuation of that trait could be exciting for Chelsea fans.

The Brazilian is certainly a polarizing figure, however it can’t be questioned that he does what’s needed to win, and his dogged displays for Everton towards the end of the season played a factor in their survival.

With the Blues eagerly looking to add goals to their side, the current Everton man could be the perfect replacement for a former one, with Romelu Lukaku expected to be on his way out.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released