BREAKING NEWS: Announced by football guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Premier league most outstanding defender and and he will be a replacement for Chelsea injury prone Ben Chilwell.


Chelsea is reportedly contemplating the acquisition of 20-year-old defender Milos Kerkez from Bournemouth during the upcoming summer transfer window, according to reports from The Boot Room. The young Hungarian made his move to the Vitality Stadium from AZ Alkmaar for a fee of approximately €18 million at the onset of the 2023-24 season. Since his arrival, he has featured in 22 matches for Bournemouth, catching the attention of scouts from top Premier League clubs.

Kerkez, who also made the final shortlist for the Golden Boy award in 2023, is recognized as one of the most promising young full-backs in European football. Throughout his tenure with Bournemouth, he has impressively won 69% of the challenges he has faced, leading his team in that aspect. Additionally, he has recorded 1.54 blocks and 2.43 tackles per 90 minutes, showcasing his defensive capabilities. Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino has the option to deploy him further up the field in a wide midfield position if tactical adjustments are deemed necessary.

In other news, Chelsea loaned out Ian Maatsen to Borussia Dortmund in January, where he has excelled and attracted interest from top European clubs. It is anticipated that he will depart from Stamford Bridge upon his return. Meanwhile, Marc Cucurella is also expected to leave the club at the conclusion of the season, while Ben Chilwell has encountered injury setbacks.

Furthermore, Chelsea’s Cole Palmer divulged insights into Mauricio Pochettino’s halftime team talk during their recent 3-1 Premier League triumph over Crystal Palace. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Pochettino urged the team to exhibit bravery in possession, a message that resonated with Palmer who provided two crucial assists in the second half.

Palmer, who joined Chelsea from Manchester City for €47 million in the summer of 2023, has emerged as a standout performer for the club, amassing 14 goals and nine assists in 31 appearances this season. As Chelsea prepares to confront Manchester City and Tottenham in league fixtures, followed by a clash against Liverpool in the EFL Cup final, fans are hopeful that Palmer can sustain his exceptional form.

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