‘Man whose left foot is like a wand’ Chelsea have now submitted a bid for £215,000-a-week star
According to Corriere della Sera, Chelsea has had a bid for Dusan Vlahovic rejected by Juventus. The Blues made an initial offer of €60 million (£52 million) for the Serbian striker as they continue to strengthen their attack, following the arrival of Nicolas Jackson.
Juventus had signed Vlahovic from Fiorentina in January 2021 for £66.6 million and are reportedly looking to recoup a similar fee. Chelsea will need to increase their bid significantly if they want to secure the services of the 23-year-old forward.
The fact that Chelsea made a substantial offer for Vlahovic suggests that manager Mauricio Pochettino is not planning to rely solely on Nicolas Jackson as the main striker for the upcoming season. While Jackson has the potential to become a standout player, the bid for Vlahovic indicates Pochettino’s desire for a marquee striker addition.
The competition for places in the squad can be a motivating factor for players, and bringing in Vlahovic could push Jackson to reach new levels. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will return with an improved offer for Vlahovic or explore other options in the transfer market.