Chelsea prefer to sign Atletico Madrid star over West Ham defensive midfielder
Chelsea are supposedly ready to organize a deal for Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard has recently fortified his squad in the final third, Chelsea manager is also anticipated to get new faces at the far edge of the pitch.
West Ham’s Declan Rice, who can play in the centre of defence or midfield, has recently been recommended as a top target for the Blues for the summer’s transfer window.
However, as per report, club officials would want to prioritize deal for Jose Gimenez over the line at this stage.
The report recommends that the 25-year-old could be accessible for £60m, essentially not as much as what West Ham United are requesting for Declan Rice.
In spite of the fact that Jose Gimenez has a release clause of £110m, Atletico Madrid might be glad to take advantage of the Uruguay international because of the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea have already done early transfer business by signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, and have also agreed to personal terms with Kai Havertz.