Chelsea Set Sights on Porto’s Jesus Corona

FC Porto winger Jesus Corona [Photo Courtesy]
Chelsea is interested in 28-year-old Porto winger Jesus Corona who has been a target for the Blues since 2019.

Last summer, Chelsea had reached advanced stages in talks to sign him. Nonetheless, the talks stalled due to the woes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to CalcioMercato.it, the attacker’s agent Matias Bunge confirmed contact from Inter Milan and top Italian clubs but nothing came close to fruition.

It was also speculated that Chelsea was among the teams that inquired about his availability during the pandemic.

“There have been contacts with the Nerazzurri in the past. But, in reality, I can say that there have been contacts with all the top Italian clubs. With all the companies that could afford the transfer of Corona. Future? I think he has an important maturity, he is not great, he is 28 and he is very hungry for glory. At the end of the season we will carefully analyze whether to renew the contract or not, “Bunge remarked in an interview recently.

The north London club has been given a major boost to snap up the star in May for cheap as per his current contract.

Jesus Corona [Photo Courtesy]
SIC Noticias understands a paragraph was placed that allows the value of the termination clause to go down from one year to another, in case Porto does not transfer the Mexico international.

With Christian Pulisic’s future in doubt under Tuchel, Marina Granovskaia could get Corona’s mouthwatering deal as low as €20m in May.

The maestro has racked up 3 goals and set 11 goals in 38 appearances for the club this season across all competitions.

Tuchel has told his hiring team he needs two top acquisitions in the summer, an experienced central defender and a top striker.

Those shortlisted include Bayern’s Sule and Alaba, Leipzig’s Konate, Madrid’s Gimenez, and Dortmund striker Haaland.

Corona’s deal could be surplus to the German’s requirements yet it seems lucrative.

 

 

 

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