Chelsea agree £23.5m midfielder transfer in fifth summer signing for Pochettino

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £23.5million deal to sign 19-year-old midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu from Stade Rennes. Talks have accelerated quickly for the teenage talent who is set to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of his proposed switch to Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino has been crying out for midfield reinforcements following the departures of Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante and now a new arrival appears to be imminent.

However, there is still a strong likelihood the Frenchman could be heading back to Ligue 1 next season for a loan with Chelsea’s sister club Strasbourg.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea have now reached an agreement on a fee with Rennes after deciding to launch a move in the past few days.

It’s understood Ugochukwu has already agreed personal terms and will sign a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.


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