Despite recently adding Joao Felix, Chelsea have barged into the Marcus Thuram race and are trying to sign him in January. The player seemed keen to wait until the end of his expiring contract, but he might change his mind given the strong offer, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.
Inter are very interested in onboarding him on a free and have met his entourage multiple times during the World Cup break. They were given the impression that he didn’t want to leave during the season. They were unwilling to table a bid to purchase him from Borussia Moenchengladbach given the circumstances.
Before Chelsea came into the picture, Bild reported that Thuram desired to stay put since he had a shot to be the top scorer in Bundesliga and because he wanted to keep playing with Alassane Plea. He has bagged 13 goals in 15 matches in domestic play so far. He would have the pick of the litter if he waited it out.
The Nerazzurri set sights on the Frenchman due to the uncertainty in their frontline. Romelu Lukaku is on loan, while Edin Dzeko is on an expiring contract. Joaquin Correa has been a flop and will be sold for a good offer in the summer, Calciomercato informs.
Our Take on Thuram and Chelsea
It’d be quite a blow for the Nerazzurri, which need this type of purchases given their finances. They already missed out on a long-standing target, Carlos Alcaraz, because a Premier League side splurged on him. The harsh reality is that Serie A sides can’t compete economically with English ones.
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