Report: 'Powerful' player wants to sign for Chelsea as soon as possible, he convinced he's going to join

Reports have claimed that Malo Gusto wants to complete his move to Chelsea as soon as possible.

According to L’Equipe, the 19-year-old is convinced he’s going to be playing his football at Stamford Bridge going forwards.

The right-back has been strongly linked in recent days with the transfer from Ligue 1 to the Premier League.

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It has been claimed that Gusto has agreed to personal terms over a long-term contract with the West London side, although things are not yet secured between the two sides.

Lyon really don’t want to lose him in the middle of the season, after he has burst onto the scene in France.

He has started nearly every game this season, establishing himself as a ‘powerful, attacking’ wing-back, in his own words.

Gusto wants Chelsea move now

There’s been plenty going on at Chelsea this month. Todd Boehly has taken particular care in addressing the attack.

The American has secured permanent deals for Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke to bring in direct wingers who will challenge the underperforming set currently at Stamford Bridge.

They have also brought in Joao Felix on loan, with it yet to be seen if they secure a deal to permanently sign him at the end of the season.

Competition in the right-back role has been required for a number of weeks now, thanks to the injury of Reece James.

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Therefore, there should be optimism over L’Equipe reporting Gusto is extremely keen on a move to Chelsea.

It will certainly be a busy week for the Blues before the January transfer window closes. There is still the potential that they bring in a central midfielder.

They have pushed to bring in Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, although are being met by resistance by both of their current clubs.

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