Reece James may have been the subject of conversations between Manchester City and Chelsea.
FootballTransfers claims that City have already contacted their Premier League rivals about bringing Reece James to their roster.
The Citizens would have James on their shortlist because Kyle Walker, the right-back who just extended his contract at the Etihad, is now 33 years old. This is why.
The Chelsea player recently signed a new long-term contract and was recently chosen captain, so it would be surprising if he ended up joining Pep Guardiola’s team.
Reece James cannot be sold by Chelsea to Manchester City.
If Chelsea’s owners permitted James to sign with City in the near future, the Chelsea faithful would likely never forgive them.
The club captain and England international is without a doubt one of the Blues’ top players. He came up via the academy.
Furthermore, it would convey the incorrect message. Chelsea is now in a downward spiral, and selling their captain to the top team in the nation would only serve to highlight their lack of interest in climbing back to the top.
However, fans probably don’t need to worry too much just yet about James departing Stamford Bridge. The defender, who makes £250,000 a week (Spotrac), has years left on his contract, as was already mentioned. The situation Todd Boehly and Company are in does not require them to even consider selling him.
Walker’s long-term replacement may be James, but Chelsea would have to be completely bonkers to consider letting him join their Premier League rivals.