Chelsea’s Grand Bargain: A Royal Trade for Vlahovic?
Chelsea, the regal rulers of the English pitch, are reportedly offering a banquet of talent to Juventus in their quest to secure the signature of the dazzling Serbian striker, Dusan Vlahovic. The Turin-based club, Juventus, has set a staggering €80m tag on their crown jewel. But it’s Chelsea’s audacious barter proposition that’s turning heads in the football kingdom.
The Royal Treasury or The King’s Men?
As whispers in the corridors of Turin suggest, Juventus needs over €100m to secure their coffers. A fall from grace, they won’t be participating in the Champions League next season. Here is where the Blues have stepped in with a rather majestic offer.
“Gazzetta” has reported that Chelsea, in their regalia, have offered the Bianconeri a choice from a treasure trove of five sterling players in exchange for Vlahovic. Giovanni Manna, Juventus’ esteemed emissary, was caught in discussions over the weekend with Chelsea. The Turin star seems to have also garnered attention from Bayern Munich, who are also monitoring the situation.
A Bounteous Chest of Blues’ Gems
In a tweet from La Gazzetta dello Sport, it is claimed that Manna delivered a raven to Massimiliano Allegri, informing him that Chelsea’s war chest includes Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trevoh Chalobah, Romelu Lukaku, and Kalidou Koulibaly for a potential trade.
Juventus, si valuta l'offerta del Chelsea per Vlahovic https://t.co/3NC3TLNl6v
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) June 14, 2023
However, Juventus seems more enamoured with gold and would prefer a coffer filled with currency for their star.
A Jostling Market for Chelsea’s Knights
Serie A clubs have long laid their eyes on Chelsea’s warriors. Milan has been courting Pulisic and Loftus-Cheek, while Inter has sent envoys for Chalobah, Lukaku and Koulibaly. Notably, Koulibaly pledged allegiance to Chelsea last summer, honouring the Napoli faithful by declining Juventus’s overtures.
Will the Blues’ treasure trove of talent secure them Vlahovic? The saga unravels as the football world watches with bated breath.