The market hangover is lengthening for Chelsea. With the summer window closed, the news and rumors continue to monopolize part of the ‘blue’ news. In the case of Arsen Zakharyan, A very young 19-year-old Dinamo Moscow midfielder, we are not talking about any rumors or speculation, but about the words of the player himself. The midfielder Russian revealed that there has already been an offer from Chelsea for him this summer.
“I accepted Chelsea’s offer this summer. How could I turn it down?”
“There was an offer from Chelsea, but it was impossible complete a transfer. Of course I accepted. How can I refuse it? “, Zakharyan said in statements to the Sports.ru media collected by Fabrizio Romano. But that does not mean that his arrival at Stamford Bridge cannot take place in the coming months.
“I hope everything will be done soon…maybe in January,” the 19-year-old midfielder said. Arsen Zakharyan, trained at the Moscow club, has a contract until 2024 and its current market value is €15 millionaccording to Transfermarkt.
Everton said ‘no’ to almost 60 million for Roméo Lavia
But the ‘post mercato’ news of Chelsea these days has not revolved solely around the Russian pivot. According to Romano, the London club also made an offer of 58 million to Southampton for another ‘teenage’ midfielder, Romeo LaviaBelgian of only 18 years. But the ‘Saints’ considered the offer insufficient for what they believe is one of the best talents in the world at this position.
The Manchester City He joined Lavia in 2020 from the Anderlecht youth academy and this summer he sold him for 14 million to Southampton, keeping, yes, a repurchase option on the midfielder from some 45 millions. The club owned by billionaire Todd Boehly has been the most ‘generous’ in this market in Europe by investing 282 million and nobody remembers the economic hardships that the club went through due to the sanctions imposed in the context of the invasion of Ukraine before the Russian Roman Abramovich sell the entity.
Closed the market, Chelsea is now focused on renewals. Announced that of a Real Madrid object of desire like Reece James, the London club is now focusing on that of Mason Mount and the negotiations are already underway, as also reported by Fabrizio Romano. Mount, vital at European champion Chelsea in 2021, has 23 years and his current contract ends in 2024. His market value is estimated at 75 million.