When the January transfer window opened on Tuesday it was widely thought by most pundits and Blues fans that the two positions highest on Maurizio Sarri’s wishlist would have been a central defender and a goal scoring striker.
Instead Christian Pulisic was a done deal and quickly loaned back to Dortmund for the rest of the season, and today in the Guardian the Blues are linked strongly with a £36 million swoop for PSV’s Mexican World Cup maestro Hirving Lozano.
The 23-year old has lit up the Dutch league with 11 goals and seven assists in 17 games, and who can forget his winning goal against Germany in the World Cup last summer?
A fee in the region of £36 million looks like pretty good business in all fairness if it were to come to fruition, but there’s a wondering from Blues fans as to what is wrong with current young prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi? Couldn’t he do the job and put the the transfer money to other use e.g. a striker?
Bayern Munich’s persistence in wanting Hudson-Odoi is great for the youngster, but it could ultimately prove a huge loss for the Blues in potentially losing one of England’s next best players.
Signing Lozano could very well be fantastic business as Sarri shapes the squad in his own image, and if he can bring that goal scoring touch to the Premier League then the Blues’ bid for Champions League qualification looks to be in good shape. Plus if Hudson-Odoi leaves then it’s likely to be for around the same fee that Chelsea will splash on the Mexican.

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