£30m Chelsea attacker could be sold by Maresca to fund Julian Alvarez transfer

According to reports, Chelsea are close to offloading a £30m attacker to a Premier League rival - Maybe Enzo Maresca has a Julian Alvarez transfer in mind.
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Chelsea will undergo yet another transitional period ahead of the 2024/25 season. Having made progress under Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentine will no longer be at the helm as the recently promoted Enzo Maresca will hope to steer Chelsea back on the straight and narrow.

Admittedly, the foundations are much greater for Maresca to build on than they were for Pochettino, and it is largely thanks to the work of Poch. While question marks remain about whether or not Chelsea should have appointed, there is still optimism about a fresh Maresca approach.

First thing's first, Maresca will look at the summer transfer window as an opportunity to strengthen the squad. While the Italian boss must be cautious to not over-spend and inflate the squad more than it already is, there is no denying that rotating a few players in and out of the squad will make him feel more comfortable for his first season.

It has been widely documented that Maresca is a big fan of Julian Alvarez, as Chelsea are targeting the Man City backup attacker to grant him a guaranteed place in the starting lineup. It is a move which could benefit all parties but first, Chelsea must think about which player they will omit from their squad to make room for the World Cup winner.

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£30m Chelsea attacker could be sold by Maresca to fund Julian Alvarez transfer

For Maresca, the standout departure is clear.

According to a report from Ben Jacobs (on X, formerly Twitter), Everton are currently in contact with Chelsea about signing Armando Broja. Currently, there is a £30m package being discussed as Everton hope for a quick turnaround with this transfer.

There is no denying that selling Broja would benefit Chelsea. While he is still young and it would be sad to see another academy graduate leave the club, if it presents a place in the squad for Julian Alvarez, the Blues must absolutely take it.

Broja spent 2024 on loan at Fulham but before his loan spell, he made just six Premier League starts for Chelsea last season. This indicates that he was not the right fit for Pochettino and it likely means that he doesn't have the right facilities to push for a start under Maresca. Securing £30m for his services while his stock value is still this high is a no-brainer for Chelsea, all things considered.


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