2021 Champions League winners Chelsea will return to action over the weekend as they take on Unai Emery’s Aston Villa side. A win against Villa would likely go a long way in determining the position in which Chelsea finish in the Premier League, with the Blues currently struggling in tenth place.
Their campaign has been lackluster to say the least, and that has not been made any easier by the fact that they have spent huge sums of money over the last couple of transfer windows to assemble a squad of their liking. Manager Graham Potter has got to deliver quickly, or could be the next one to get the sack. There are also reports that Chelsea are monitoring the situation surrounding former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, who was unceremoniously sacked last week in favour of former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel. Bet on Your favourite Premier League team only on Fun88.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been offered the opportunity of making another addition to their already vast attacking riches. Napoli’s Mexican winger Hirving Lozano is reportedly on the move during the summer, and has been presented to Chelsea as a potential signing. Lozano first rose to prominence during Mexico’s 2018 World Cup campaign, in which Lozano played a huge part.
He subsequently made his move from PSV Eindhoven to Serie A league leaders Napoli, where he has been getting regular playing time. However, that situation has now changed, with Luciano Spalletti choosing now to start Matteo Politano on the right flank, with Khvicha Kvaratskehlia on the right. Enhance your football viewing experience with attractive Fun88 odds.
Lozano’s playing time has gone down quite a lot, and it appears that a move away may be the best deal for all parties involved. Chelsea are believed to be interested in signing the Mexican, even as his €50 million price tag drives away most buyers. Italian journalist Ciro Venerato has corroborated the interest of multiple teams regarding Lozano. Follow Fun88 Sports to get the latest updates from the Premier League.
“There are several clubs interested. The Mexican has entrusted himself to an English agency, who are trying to guarantee the player a salary on par with the current one, which Napoli will see reduced in the future. The player has been offered to some English clubs, including Chelsea, but there is no lack of admirers in La Liga, including Sevilla and Villarreal. In the case of the attacker, a negotiation will have to be started with De Laurentiis.” Venerato said.