Chelsea can reach a pre-agreement and stop waiting for Mbappe to arrive.
The silly season has officially started. The January window opens at the beginning of the year, and recent big guns Chelsea are practically guaranteed to be in and talked about during the month.
They had a record-breaking four weeks just a year prior, during which they signed eight new players for a total of almost £300 million, including the then-record British transfer. They have more pressing matters to take care of this time around.
A new striker is one of the positions that many anticipate the Blues to pursue, and on January 1st, clubs will have access to Kylian Mbappe during what is expected to be a brief and packed window. After being cut from the preseason roster, the Paris Saint-Germain forward refused to sign a contract extension with the team over the summer and appeared ready to depart.
With less than half of his contract remaining, the Frenchman will be free to go at the end of the current campaign. There are probably going to be a lot of bids on the table, even though PSG has allegedly attempted to blot out the possibility of that being to Real Madrid.
Mbappe’s short trial at Chelsea in the early 2010s suggests that they are one of those teams. Football.london talks about a deal’s optics and whether it makes sense in this article.