HomeTRANSFERSChelsea agree long-term deal with 19-year-old Manchester United target

Chelsea agree long-term deal with 19-year-old Manchester United target

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Chelsea agree long-term deal with 19-year-old Manchester United target 

Chelsea have reportedly accepted personal terms with Lyon defender Malo Gusto, who is also a target for Manchester United.

Chelsea have already reached a contractual deal with Malo Gusto after submitting the first offer to recruit him, according to French writer Fabrice Hawkins. The Manchester United target has reportedly been given a long-term contract worth more than five years.

Manchester United is also interested in signing the Frenchman and has advised the defender not to make a hasty choice. Moreover, despite Aaron Wan-improved Bissaka’s form, Gusto has the potential to bolster Erik ten Hag’full-back options.

Chelsea have been linked with the 19-year-old for weeks now. And it will be interesting to see if they can pull off the transfer before the January transfer window closes. It is hardly a surprise that Chelsea are looking to bring in a quality young right-back given the persistent injury problems of Reece James.

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Chelsea agree long-term deal with 19-year-old Manchester United target 

This season, the England international has had limited availability, forcing Graham Potter to rely on makeshift options at right back. Cesar Azpilicueta and Trevoh Chalobah have performed admirably as right-sided full-backs. However, Chelsea should bring in someone who will offer more talent to the position and have more influence in the future.

The 19-year-old defender has the potential to become a world-class defender. And a move to Chelsea could help him advance and reach his full potential. The Blues have agreed on personal terms for a long-term contract with Gusto and must now persuade Lyon to sell him.

The teenage defender will be tempted to move to the Premier League, which would be a significant step up in his career.

Moreover, Graham Potter has a reputation for developing new talent, which he demonstrated at Brighton. He may aid the 19-year-old defender’s development by providing regular football at Stamford Bridge.

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It will be intriguing to watch if Manchester United decides to make a concrete offer in response to their interest. Chelsea has been quite busy in the transfer market this month, and they will want to beat the competition and sign Gusto before the end of the month. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old isn’t the only right back on Chelsea’s radar; the Blues are also said to be interested in Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries.

 The 26-year-old is a more seasoned player who is nearing the peak of his career. If the Blues are unable to agree on a fee for Gusto, it will be intriguing to watch if they make a bid for the Dutch international defense. Both players would be a significant investment for the London club, and it remains to be seen who they eventually sign. 

Chelsea agree long-term deal with 19-year-old Manchester United target 

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