Premier League giants Chelsea have made first contacts with their counterparts at Ajax, over a move for a highly-regarded member of the Dutch outfit’s midfield ranks.
The player in question? Mohammed Kudus.
For those not familiar with his name, Kudus is a versatile Ghanaian international, capable of lining out in a whole host of roles between midfield and attack.
The 22-year-old is fresh off a stellar campaign at The Johan Cruyff Arena, which, despite Ajax’s struggles as a collective, saw Kudus rack up a head-turning 18 goals and seven assists in 42 appearances across all competitions.
And such exploits, evidently, have caught the eye of the powers that be at the aforementioned Chelsea.
Amid an ongoing pursuit of reinforcements in the middle of the park, the Blues, it is understood, have set their sights firmly on Kudus.
As per a report from the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic:
‘Chelsea have made contact with Ajax to express an interest in signing attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus.
‘The Premier League club are yet to submit an offer to their Dutch counterparts, but initial dialogue has taken place.’
Kudus is one of a number of midfield options in the sights of Todd Boehly and co, with an agreement on the personal terms of a contract already ‘close’ to being reached with the Ghanaian.