Chelsea: The Blues to join the race for the PSG electric young star

Chelsea: The Blues to join the race for the PSG electric young star
Chelsea’s plans to enhance the quality of their attacking options prior to the 2023/24 season have been updated…

What is the current status of Kylian Mbappe’s transfer to Chelsea?
The Times reports that Chelsea are prepared to express an interest in signing PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe if he becomes available during the summer transfer window.

According to the report, the French international has informed his current club that he will not be extending his contract beyond 2024, meaning the scintillating attacker will be a free agent at the conclusion of the upcoming season.

If there is no chance of the 24-year-old signing an extension, PSG will be willing to cash in on the erstwhile Monaco wunderkind, allowing Mauricio Pochettino to pounce.

What role would Kylian Mbappe play at Chelsea?

The Chelsea manager could ultimately replace Eden Hazard by acquiring the fast Frenchman, who is valued by FootballTransfers at €136 million (£116 million), as he could play on the left side of the manager’s attack.

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Since the Belgian international departed Chelsea, no winger has scored (15) or assisted (16) as many Premier League goals as he did in the 2018/19 season. No other midfielder has come close to matching Mason Mount’s 11 goals and 10 assists during the 2021/22 season.

Hazard, who amassed 110 goals and 92 assists in 352 appearances for the Blues, was a mercurial left winger capable of cutting inside onto his preferred right foot to devastating effect over the course of several seasons.

Mbappe, who was labeled a “alien” by Poland international Piotr Zielinski, possesses the ability to have a similar, and potentially greater, influence for Chelsea in the Premier League.

In 32 Ligue 1 matches during the 2022/23 season, PSG’s number seven scored 29 goals and created 17 “big chances” for his teammates. The previous season, the “electric” wizard, as journalist Matt Lawton dubbed him, racked up 28 goals and 17 assists in the French top division.

These statistics indicate that the 2018 World Cup winner, who can play on the left and in the middle, has the potential to be a Hazard-like figure for Pochettino at Chelsea in terms of both goal scoring and goal creation.

Therefore, Mbappe could be a remarkable addition to the team, one that could elevate the club’s attack in a manner not seen since the Belgian magician moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019.

Chelsea: The Blues to join the race for the PSG electric young star