Chelsea: Boehly 'will do deal' for new forward at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea are ‘still looking’ to add another winger to Thomas Tuchel’s first-team squad this summer, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Blues have already added Raheem Sterling to their attacking options after he completed a £47.5 million switch from Manchester City and now a right-sided forward could be next on their hit list.

What is the latest news involving Chelsea?

Last month, David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that Chelsea were close to agreeing a £55m fee with Leeds United for Raphinha.

Spanish outlet Marca also stated that the west London outfit were best placed to snap up Ousmane Dembele, who was a free agent following the expiration of his previous contract with Barcelona.

However, Raphinha ended up turning down Chelsea’s advances in favour of a move to the Catalan giants, while Dembele has put pen to paper on fresh terms with Xavi’s charges.

That has left Chelsea scouring the market for alternative targets in the final third of the pitch while they also try to wrap up deals for centre-backs Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe.

What has Brown said about Chelsea?

Brown believes the capital club’s previous attempts to bring in Raphinha and Dembele indicate Tuchel is in the market for a right-winger and they will do a deal if the right opportunity comes up.

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In an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “The fact they were trying to get Raphinha and/or Dembele from Barcelona suggests that the manager wants another forward of some kind.

“They’re still looking in that area, and I think if they can find someone who fits, and the deal is possible, then they will do it.”

Who could Chelsea sign?

90min have recently claimed that Chelsea are one of the clubs who have ‘held talks with the representatives’ of Ajax winger Antony.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked to Manchester United throughout the summer after his former manager Erik ten Hag took over the reins at Old Trafford.

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GOAL have disclosed that United have had a €60 million (£51m) bid for his services rejected after it fell short of Ajax’s €80m (£68m) asking price.

Antony has racked up 44 goal contributions in 78 appearances for the Amsterdam giants, claiming two Eredivisie titles and one Dutch Cup along the way.

It remains to be seen if Chelsea will rival United with a formal offer, sparking what could turn into a fierce bidding war between the two Premier League rivals.

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