Chelsea star Cole Palmer's staggering new transfer value as young hero attracts interest

New Chelsea star Cole Palmer's latest staggering transfer value is about right. Meanwhile a separate young Blues hero attracts interest after a couple of stirring cameos. In addition to one starlet being monitored, another CFC up-and-comer has gone on loan to the Championship. Others are coveted too, indicating a bright future at Stamford Bridge.

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Palmer is definitely one of the emerging stars of the Premier League. And he has achieved that at a young age. And at a relatively struggling club. Goals and assists came, followed by an England call-up, seemingly proving people like Gary Neville wrong in the process.

Now the former Manchester City playmaker is said to be worth more than Declan Rice, who signed for Arsenal for approximately £105 million over the past summer. The Football Observatory suggests that Palmer, one of the standout Blues during the 2023/24 campaign, is now worth £90.5m. That's £1m more than Rice's current valuation.

Chelsea's Alex Matos temporarily leaves and Alfie Gilchrist eyed next

You may have noticed Matos in the senior Blues squad this season on many occasions. He also made a couple of appearances against Blackburn Rovers and Fulham over the term, which is now at halfway. The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Chelsea after a summer switch from English second tier side Norwich City. Anyway, he's now gone on loan to Huddersfield Town.

Gilchrist, who probably caught your eye whilst featuring for Chels' versus Luton Town at Kenilworth Road and Crystal Palace, is a target according to this report. Although, he is also rated and sometimes required by Mauricio Pochettino so is said to be unavailable at present. The same story claims that a pair of other Londoners belonging to the west London side have their admirers: Dylan Williams and Zak Sturge.