According to reports, Chelsea is still looking to sign the player Thomas Tuchel had his eye on.
Edson Alvarez of Ajax is still expected to be Chelsea’s top target in the midfield during the January transfer window. Late in the summer transfer window, before he was fired as manager of the Blues, Thomas Tuchel made a bid to recruit the Mexico international.
Towards the end of August, Chelsea made Ajax a £40 million offer for Alvarez. The player reportedly skipped training on the day of the deadline to push the transfer since he was so eager to make the switch.
Ajax was determined to keep him nevertheless, having already lost several well-known players this summer. In the interim, Graham Potter took over for Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
The benchmarks that new managers wish to sign are frequently there. The key midfield addition at the moment, according to CBS Sports writer Ben Jacobs, is Alvarez.
Neither Potter nor the other newcomer from Brighton, recruiting analyst Kyle Macaulay, him, have altered that. From the Mexican team Club America, Alvarez moved to Ajax in 2019 and has since established himself as a significant member of the team.
The 24-year-old wanted to transfer to Chelsea, as Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder acknowledged earlier this month. Even though the window has closed, Alvarez, according to Schreuder, is still entirely focused on performing for his current club.
According to him, Edson Alvarez wanted Chelsea to report themselves for him on the final day, according to an interview with ESPN. He once told me, when he was feeling particularly depressed, Coach, I’m here and I’ll give 100 percent again.
For Mexico’s team in the World Cup in Qatar this year, Alvarez is expected to play a key role. Since making his international debut at age 19, he has amassed 59 caps for his nation.