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Chelsea in ‘advanced talks’ to land attacking target after change of heart


A major update on Chelsea’s ongoing pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram has been forthcoming late on Thursday.

The Blues, of course, have long been known to be on the lookout for fresh blood up top.

This comes as Graham Potter’s troops continue to struggle for goals, amid what has proven a tumultuous campaign to date.

Despite the arrivals of David Fofana and Joao Felix, Chelsea have been linked with a whole host of further additions in the attacking third, owing to injuries suffered by both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic.

And now, as alluded to above, a telling insight into the capital outfit’s efforts to land a third talented frontman this month has arrived.

The info comes courtesy of transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, and surrounds Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram.

Ahead of the expiration of the French international’s contract in the summer, Chelsea are known to have identified Thuram’s signing as a cut-price opportunity.

Recent days, though, had seen it widely claimed that the Londoners were set to miss out on the World Cup finalist, who had come to the decision to see out the remainder of the term in Germany.

But now, quite the opposite has been suggested.

According to Di Marzio, Thuram, in fact, has had a change of heart. After Chelsea tabled what is considered ‘a tempting offer’, negotiations between the parties were kicked back into gear.

The Blues, as a result, are now viewed as clear frontrunners to land the Frenchman, with talks having reached an ‘advanced’ point on Thursday evening.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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